Platanthera tescamnis Sheviak & W.F.Jenn 2006

Photo by Dan & Raymond and their The Native Orchids Flickr Photo Website


Common Name The Desert Stream Platanthera - The Green Bog Orchid

Flower Size

Found in Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona in damp meadows, along springs and seeps or on hillsides under shrubs or on roadbanks at elevations of 1300 to 3200 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, many flowered inflorescence

Distinguished by the small column with a rostellum lobes that position the viscidia above the orifice of the spur.

Synonyms Limnorchis tescamnis (Sheviak & W.F.Jenn.) P.M.Br., S.L.Stewart & Gamarra 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 3 2017 photo fide