Habenaria orbiculata [Pursh.]Torr. 1826

Flower Closeup

Inflorescence Photo by Jim Fowler and his P-Base Orchid North American Orchid Website

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Common Name Round-Leafed Orchid or Heal All Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A medium sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial from Canada, Alaska and the northern US growing deep woods, swamps, in acid soil at altitudes around 450 meters, with 2 subopposite, broadly rounded leaves spread flat on the ground blooms on a terminal, erect, 1 to 2 1/2' [30 to 75 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence with fragrant flowers occuring in the summer and has the common name of Heal All.

Synonyms Habenaria macrophylla Goldie 1822; Habenaria orbiculata f. macrophylla (Goldie) F.J.A.Morris & Eames 1929; Habenaria orbiculata var. lehorsii Fernald 1950; Habenaria orbiculata var. longifolia Clute 1904; Habenaria orbiculata var. macrophylla (Goldie) B.Boivin 1967; Habenaria orbiculata var. menziesii (Lindl.) Fernald 1950; Habenaria orbiculata var. trifolia Mousley 1934; Habenaria orbiculata var. trifolia Mousley 1934; Lysias macrophylla (Goldie) House 1906; *Orchis orbiculata Pursh. 1814; Platanthera macrophylla (Goldie) P.M.Br. 1988; Platanthera menziesii Lindl. 1835; Platanthera orbiculata (Pursh) Lindl 1835; Platanthera orbiculata f. lehorsii (Fernald) P.M.Br. 1995; Platanthera orbiculata f. longifolia (Clute) P.M.Br. 2006; Platanthera orbiculata f. pauciflora (Jenn.) P.M.Br. 2006; Platanthera orbiculata f. trifolia (Mousley) P.M.Br. 1995; Platanthera orbiculata var. lehorsii (Fernald) W.J.Schrenk 1977;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 as Platanthera orbiculata

Platanthera orbiculata var. macrophylla (Goldie) Luer 1975 Photo by Al Menk and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Notice the longer spur which separates this variety.

Synonyms Habenaria macrophylla Goldie 1822; Habenaria orbiculata f. macrophylla (Goldie) F.J.A.Morris & Eames 1929; Habenaria orbiculata var. macrophylla (Goldie) B.Boivin 1967; Lysias macrophylla (Goldie) House 1906; macrophylla (Goldie) P.M.Br. 1988

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