Platanthera chapmanii (Small) Luer 1972

Photo by © Carl Luer


Photo by © Ron Parsons.

Comparison drawing of P ciliaris [a], P chapmani [b] and P cristata [c]/A>

Drawing by © Folsom and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Chapman's Platanthera [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found from eastern Texas to north Florida as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the late spring through early fall and is a natural hybrid between P ciliaris and W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria x chapmanii; Native Orchids of North America Correll 1950 as Habenaria x chapmanii drawing fide; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 as Platanthera x chapmanii [said to be a hybrid of P ciliaris and P cristata] photo fide; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): 1984 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #1 2012 photo fide;