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Orchid Species: Platanthera islandica

Kew currently accepted name is Habenaria bracteata

Platanthera islandica is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Kraenzl. in 1931. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Habenaria bracteata.
Genus
Grex
islandica
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Kraenzl.
Year
1931
ORIGIN: A miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial occurring in the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain, France, Corsica, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, western Russia, central Russia, eastern Russia, western Siberia, eastern Siberia, Kazakastan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Iran, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, western Himalayas, Pakistan, Nepal, eastern Himalayas, the Aluetians, Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Colombia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconson, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Massechussets, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine in upper montane forests at elevations of 100 to 4500 meters and is one of the most widespread orchids in the world.

DESCRIPTION: A miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial and is one of the most widespread orchids in the world with 2 ovoid or lobed tubers and a stem with brown sheaths carrying 2 to 5, light green, ovate to oblong becoming lanceolate towards the apex of the stem leaves which blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, terminal, 3 to 13 [7.5 to 32.5 cm] long, lax, cylindrical spike with bracts and from 5 to 25, fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/8 - 1/2 inch [0.9 to 1.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Habenaria Hab bracteata 1813 (Muhl. ex Willd.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
Add+ Coeloglossum Co viride 1820 (L.) Hartm.
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact viridis 1997 (L.) R.M.Bateman
Add+ Coeloglossum Co bracteatum 1860 (Muhl. ex Willd.) Parl.
Add+ Coeloglossum Co coreanum 1920 (Nakai) Schltr.
Add+ Coeloglossum Co islandicum 1927 (Lindl.) Kom.
Add+ Coeloglossum Co kaschmirianum 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Coeloglossum Co nankotaizanense 1968 (Masam.) Masam.
Add+ Coeloglossum Co taiwanianum 1975 S.S.Ying
Add+ Coeloglossum Co vaillantii 1866 (Ten.) Schur
Add+ Herminium H nankotaizanense 1932 Masam.
Add+ Himantoglossum Him viride 1830 (L.) Rchb.
Add+ Orchis Orchis batrachites 1786 Schrank
Add+ Orchis Orchis bracteata 1805 Muhl. ex Willd.
Add+ Orchis Orchis coreana 1914 Nakai
Add+ Orchis Orchis obsoleta 1805 Muhl. ex Willd.
Add+ Orchis Orchis virens 1772 Scop.
Add+ Platanthera P bracteata 1843 (Muhl. ex Willd.) Torr.
Add+ Platanthera P nankotaizanensis 1932 (Masam.) Masam.
Add+ Peristylus Peri bracteatus 1835 (Muhl. ex Willd.) Lindl.
Add+ Peristylus Peri islandicus 1835 Lindl.
Add+ Peristylus Peri montanus 1866 Schur
Add+ Peristylus Peri virescens 1835 (Muhl. ex Willd.) Lindl.
Add+ Satyrium Satm alpinum 1793 F.W.Schmidt
Add+ Satyrium Satm bracteale 1812 Salisb.
Add+ Satyrium Satm ferrugineum 1793 F.W.Schmidt
Add+ Satyrium Satm fuscum 1762 Huds.
Add+ Satyrium Satm lingulatum 1787 Vill.
Add+ Satyrium Satm virescens 1807 (Muhl. ex Willd.) Pers.
Add+ Satyrium Satm viride 1753 L.
Add+ Chamorchis Chm viridis 1827 (L.) Dumort.
Add+ Gymnadenia Gym viridis 1817 (L.) Rich.
Add+ Habenaria Hab viridis 1813 (L.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
Add+ Orchis Orchis viridis 1769 (L.) Crantz
Add+ Platanthera P viridis 1829 (L.) Lindl.
Add+ Peristylus Peri viridis 1835 (L.) Lindl.
Add+ Sieberia Sieberia viridis 1817 (L.) Spreng.
Add+ Entaticus Entaticus viridis 1822 (L.) Gray
Add+ Orchis Orchis bractealis 1808 Salisb.
Add+ Orchis Orchis virescens 1805 Zollik. ex Gaud.
Add+ Orchis Orchis ferruginea 1795 (F.W.Schmidt) F.W.Schmidt
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