Platanthera tescamnis

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Platanthera tescamnis
Platanthera tescamnis flowerspike close.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Genus: Platanthera
Species: P. tescamnis
Binomial name
Platanthera tescamnis
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,[2] is a species of orchid described in 2006.[3] The plant is well-known but had been misidentified.[4] 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.[1]

Platanthera tescamnis flowerspike

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Platanthera tescamnis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Sheviak, C. J. and W. F. Jennings. (2006). A new Platanthera (Orchidaceae) from the Intermountain West. Rhodora 108:933 19-31.
  4. ^ NYS Museum Scientist Reports Discovery of New Orchid Species. New York State Museum Press Release April 19, 2006.

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