Platanthera cooperi (S.Watson) R.M.Bateman 2003

Plant and Flowers in situ California Photo by Wayne D Johnson and the Cal Photos Website

Common Name Cooper's Piperia - Coopers Rein Orchid - The Chaparral Orchid - Cooper's Stout Spire Orchid

Flower Size tiny

Found in southwestern California and Mexico in flat to fairly steep areas in full sun, on exposed ridges that top the chaparral covered foothills and on mesa headlands near the ocean at elevations of sea level to 900 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with withered leaves at blooming which occurs in the springon an erect, many [100] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Habenaria cooperi S.Watson 1877; Piperia cooperi (S.Watson) Rydb. 1901; Piperia lancifolia Rydb. 1901;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of North America North of Mexcio PM Brown 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 3 2017 photo fide;