Platanthera hookeri (Torr.) Lindl. 1835

Another Inflorescence

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Carl Luer

Full shadeCold LATERSpringSummer

Common Name Hooker's Platanthera [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Minnesota, Wisconson, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsyvania, New York, New Jersey, Conneticutt, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in drier mixed, coniferous forests as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2, opposite, basal, elliptic to orbicular, fleshy green leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, laxly to densely, to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Habenaria hookeri Torr. 1835; Habenaria hookeri var. abbreviata Fernald 1933; Habenaria hookeri var. oblongifolia Paine 1867; Habenaria hookeriana Lindl. 1835; Habenaria oblongifolia (C.N.Paine) G.G.Niles 1904; Lysias hookeriana (Lindl.) Rydb. 1901; Orchis hookeri (Torr.) Alph.Wood 1870; Orchis hookeriana (Lindl.) Oakes 1842; Platanthera hookeri f. abbreviata (Fernald) P.M.Br. 1995; Platanthera hookeri f. oblongifolia (C.N.Paine) P.M.Br. 2006; Platanthera hookeri var. abbreviata (Fernald) W.J.Schrenk 1977; Platanthera hookeri var. oblongifolia C.N.Paine 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria hookeri; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Native Orchids of North America Correll 1950 as Habenaria hookeri drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 as Habenaria hookeri photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 #4 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #2 1999 as P hookeri var abbreviata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo fide;