Spiranthes ovalis

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Spiranthes ovalis


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Cranichideae
Subtribus: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: Spiranthes ovalis
Varietates: (2)
S. o. var. erostellata – S. o. var. ovalis


Spiranthes ovalis Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 466 (1840)


  • Homotypic
    • Gyrostachys ovalis (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 664 (1891)
    • Ibidium ovale (Lindl.) House, Muhlenbergia 1: 128 (1906)
    • Triorchis ovalis (Lindl.) Nieuwl., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 3: 123 (1913)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Eastern Canada
      • Ontario.
    • North-Central U.S.A.
      • Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma.
    • Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • Texas.
    • Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Arkansas, 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. 1840. The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants 466.


Vernacular names[edit]

العربية: لولوبة بيضاوية
English: October lady's tresses

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