Malaxis monophyllos

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White adder's mouth
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Malaxideae
Genus: Malaxis
Species: M. monophyllos
Binomial name
Malaxis monophyllos
(L.) Sw.
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Malaxis monophyllos, the white adder's mouth, is a terrestrial species of orchid. It is widespread across much of Europe (Germany, Italy, Poland, Scandinavia, Ukraine, etc.),[2] Asia (China, Japan, Russia, Nepal, Philippines, etc), and much of southern Canada.[1][3] In the United States, it occurs mostly in southern Alaska, New England and the Great Lakes region, with isolated populations reported from Colorado and California.[4][5]

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