Pogonia ophioglossoides

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Pogonia ophioglossoides


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Vanilloideae
Tribus: Pogonieae
Genus: Pogonia
Species: Pogonia ophioglossoides


Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl., Bot. Reg. 2: t. 148 (1816)


  • Basionym
    • Arethusa ophioglossoides L., Sp. Pl.: 951 (1753)
  • Heterotypic
    • Arethusa parviflora Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 160 (1803)
    • Pogonia pendula Lindl., Bot. Reg. 11: t. 908 (1825)
    • Pogonia ophioglossoides f. albiflora E.L.Rand & Redfield, Fl. Mt. Desert Isl.: 152 (1894)
    • Pogonia ophioglossoides var. minor Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 12: 103 (1898)
    • Pogonia ophioglossoides var. brachypogon Fernald, Rhodora 23: 245 (1922)


Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Northern America 
    • Regional: Eastern Canada
      • New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Isle, Québec.
    • Regional: North-Central U.S.A.
      • Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin.
    • Regional: Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Masachusettes, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Isle, Vermont, West Virginia.
    • Regional: South-Central U.S.A.
      • Texas.
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.
    • Regional: Western Canada
      • Manitoba.

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

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Snake Mouth Orchid
français: Pogonie langue-de-serpent
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