Platanthera praeclara

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Platanthera praeclara


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 praeclara


Platanthera praeclara Sheviak & M.L.Bowles, Rhodora 88: 278 (1986)


  • Homotypic
    • Habenaria leucophaea var. praeclara (Sheviak & M.L.Bowles) Cronquist in H.A.Gleason & A.Cronquist, Man. Vasc. Pl. Northeast. U.S., ed. 2: 864 (1991)
    • Fimbriella praeclara (Sheviak & M.L.Bowles) Szlach. & Rutk., Acta Bot. Fenn. 169: 380 (2000)
    • Blephariglottis praeclara (Sheviak & M.L.Bowles) Baumbach & Lückel, Orchidee (Hamburg) 60: 126 (2009)


  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:

  • Continental: Northern America 
    • Regional: North-Central U.S.A.
      • Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota.
    • Regional: Northwestern U.S.A.
      • Wyoming.
    • Regional: Western Canada
      • Manitoba.

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

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
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