Sheviak & W.F.Jenn.
Limnorchis tescamnis (Sheviak & W.F.Jenn.) P.M.Br., S.L.Stewart & Gamarra
Platanthera tescamnis, the intermountain bog orchid or yellow rein orchid, is a species of orchid described in 2006. The plant is well-known but had been misidentified. It is native to the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau of the western United States (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California), where it grows in warmer, drier habitat than most related orchids.
Platanthera tescamnis produces a slender, erect flowering stem which may exceed one meter (3.3 feet) tall. There are several leaves around the base of the stem, lance-shaped to oval and measuring up to 29 centimeters long by 5 wide. The inflorescence is a dense spike of many small yellow-green flowers.
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- "Platanthera tescamnis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- Sheviak, C. J. and W. F. Jennings. (2006). A new Platanthera (Orchidaceae) from the Intermountain West. Rhodora 108:933 19-31.
- NYS Museum Scientist Reports Discovery of New Orchid Species. New York State Museum Press Release April 19, 2006.
- Media related to Platanthera tescamnis at Wikimedia Commons
- Data related to Platanthera tescamnis at Wikispecies
- P. tescamnis page (with live specimen photos) from Calflora
- Jepson Manual Treatment
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