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Orchid Species: Platanthera bigelovii

Kew currently accepted name is Platanthera peramoena

Platanthera bigelovii is an orchid species identified by Alph.Wood in 1861. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Platanthera peramoena.
Genus
Grex
bigelovii
Parents
Species
Author
Alph.Wood
Year
1861
ORIGIN: Found in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missisippi and Arkansas in damp meadows, low wet woods, streamsides and roadside ditches.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 5, cauline, elliptic-lanceolate, keeled leaves taht gradually reduce to bracts towards the inflorescence that blooms in the late spring through summer on a erect, leafy, 8 to 28 [20 to 45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Platanthera P peramoena 1848 A.Gray
Add+ Ophrys Oph fimbriata 1788 Walter
Add+ Blephariglottis Bg peramoena 1901 (A.Gray) Rydb. in N.L.Britton
Add+ Fimbriella Fimbriella peramoena 1981 (A.Gray) Butzin
Add+ Habenaria Hab peramoena 1867 (A.Gray) A.Gray
Add+ Orchis Orchis peramoena 1870 (A.Gray) Alph.Wood
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