Spiranthes romanzoffiana

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Spiranthes romanzoffiana
Spiranthes romanzoffiana 2.jpg
Spiranthes romanzoffiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
Subtribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: S. romanzoffiana
Binomial name
Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Spiranthes romanzoffiana, commonly known as Irish Lady's-tresses[1] or hooded lady's tresses,[2] is a species of orchid. Collected by Chamisso during the Romanzov expedition it was described by him in 1828 and named for Count Nikolay Rumyantsev who financed it.

This orchid is native to North America, Ireland and the British Isles. [3] (Codes) [4]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Spiranthes romanzoffiana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". 
  4. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families TDWG Geocodes" (PDF). 
  • Correll, D.S., Native Orchids of North America, p.220. 1978.

Further references[edit]

  • Horsman, F. 2013. The discovery and subsequent history of Spiranthes romanzoffiana Chamisso (Orchidaceae) at Castletown Bearhaven in West Cork (H3) Ir. Nat J. 32 19 - 25.

External links[edit]

Media related to Spiranthes romanzoffiana at Wikimedia Commons

Spiranthes romanzoffiana. a, base of plant, showing linear leaves and fleshy roots, x %; b, spike, x 1%; c, single whorl of flowers; x I'f,; d, flower, lateral view, X 4; e, flower (longitudinal section), x 4; f, back of column, showing anther, x 6; g, front of column, showing stigma, x 6; h, lower lip, x 6. Original plate