Platanthera hyperborea

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Northern green orchid
Platanthera hyperborea in East Iceland.JPG
Platanthera hyperborea in East Iceland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Platanthera
Species: P. hyperborea
Binomial name
Platanthera hyperborea
  • Orchis hyperborea L.
  • Habenaria hyperborea (L.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
  • Gymnadenia hyperborea (L.) Link
  • Limnorchis hyperborea (L.) Rydb.
  • Orchis koenigii Gunnerus
  • Orchis acuta Banks ex Pursh
  • Habenaria borealis Cham.
  • Platanthera koenigii (Gunnerus) Lindl.
  • Platanthera borealis (Cham.) Rchb.f. in H.G.L.Reichenbach
  • Platanthera hyperborea var. minor Lange
  • Limnorchis borealis (Cham.) Rydb.
  • Limnorchis brachypetala Britton & Rydb.
  • Habenaria dilatata var. borealis (Cham.) Muenscher

Platanthera hyperborea, the northern green orchid,[2] is small orchid found only in Greenland, Iceland, and Akimiski Island in Canada.[1][3] Numerous authors cite the species as widespread in other parts of Canada and also in the United States; such populations are more correctly referred to as Platanthera aquilonis.[4][5]


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