1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Platanthera Rich.
      1. Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nunavut (Akimiski Island), Greenland to Iceland.

    [O-EM]
    Habitat

    Meadows and moorland.

    Distribution

    Iceland, Arctic and subarctic America.

    General Description

    Roots cord-like, or forming very slender, conical tubers. Plant 6-35 cm. Leaves 4-7, distributed evenly on the stem, the 2-3 lowest 3-13 x 0.6-2 cm, lanceolate to oblong or ovate-elliptical, obtuse, the others acute and diminishing in size upwards but not contrasting sharply with the lower. Spike (2-)3-9 cm; flowers numerous, greenish, fragrant. Perianth-segments 3-4 mm. Labellum 3-7 mm, broadly lanceolate, obtuse, horizontal. Spur 3.5-4.5 mm, obtuse, curved, shorter than ovary.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Greenland, Iceland, Nunavut

    Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Allen 1430.000
    British Schools Exploring Society, Iceland 21598.000
    Mustard, E.T. [13], Iceland 21600.000

    First published in Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 287 (1835)

    Accepted by

    • Bennett, B.A., Catling, P.M., Cody, W.J. & Argus, G.W. (2010). New records of vascular plants in the Yukon territory VIII Canadian Field-Naturalist 124: 1-27.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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