Platanthera leucophaea

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Platanthera leucophaea


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 leucophaea


Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 294 (1835)


  • Basionym
    • Orchis leucophaea Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 5: 161 (1835)
  • Homotypic
    • Habenaria leucophaea (Nutt.) A.Gray, Manual, ed. 5: 502 (1867)
    • Blephariglottis leucophaea (Nutt.) Rydb. in N.L.Britton, Man. Fl. N. States: 296 (1901)
    • Fimbriella leucophaea (Nutt.) Butzin, Willdenowia 11: 324 (1981)


  • The Plant List 2014. Platanthera leucophaea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 4.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:

Platanthera leucophaea range map
  • Continental: Northern America 
    • Regional: Eastern Canada
      • Ontario.
    • Regional: North-Central U.S.A.
      • Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin.
    • Regional: Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio.
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Louisiana, Virginia.

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

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Eastern prairie fringed orchid
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