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

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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.

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.

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 2021. 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 2021. 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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