Platanthera michaelii (Greene) R.M.Bateman 2003

Photo by Joseph Dougherty


Common Name Michael's Platanthera - Michael's Rein Orchid

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western and west central California and Oregon in coastal shrubs, conifers and grassy hillsides as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the later spring through summer on an erect, 20 to 60 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria michaelii Greene 1885; Piperia elongata subsp. michaelii (Greene) Ackerman 1977 publ. 1978; Piperia michaelii (Greene) Rydb. 1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria michaelii; The Wild Orchids of North America North of Mexcio PM Brown 2003 as Piperia michaelii; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 3 2017 photo fide;