Platanthera cristata

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Platanthera cristata


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Platanthera
Species: Platanthera cristata


Platanthera cristata (Michx.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 291 (1835)


  • Basionym
    • Orchis cristata Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 156 (1803)
  • Homotypic
    • Habenaria cristata (Michx.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 5: 194 (1813)
    • Blephariglottis cristata (Michx.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2: 39 (1837)
  • Heterotypic
    • Platanthera cristata f. straminea P.M.Br., N. Amer. Native Orchid J. 1: 12 (1995)
    • Blephariglottis cristata f. straminea (P.M.Br.) Baumbach & P.M.Br., N. Amer. Native Orchid J. 15: 74 (2009)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • Texas.
    • Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Lindley, J. 1835. The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants 291.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Crested yellow orchid

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