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)


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

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Lindley, J. 1835. Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants, The. London 294.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Eastern prairie fringed orchid

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