Pseudorchis straminea (Fernald) Soják 1972

Plant and Flowers in situ

Photos © by Peter Stein and The Free Nature Images Website


Drawing © by Gordon W Dillon

FragrantPart shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Straw Colored Pseudorchis

Flower Size

Found in Finland, Norway Sweden, The Faroe Islands , Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Quebec provinces of Canada in limestone barrens and in moss mats near warm springs at elvations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender to stout, glabrous, leafy below the middle stem carrying 2 to 4, oblong-obovate to oblong-elliptic, obtuse to acute, basally clasping leaves that grade above to lanceolate bracts that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, spicate, cylindrical, 1 to 54" [2.5 to 10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, greenish yellow to greenish white, vanilla scented flowers.

Synonyms Gymnadenia albida subsp. straminea (Fernald) Lřjtnant 1978; Gymnadenia straminea (Fernald) P.Delforge 2000; Habenaria albida var. straminea (Fernald) F.J.A.Morris & E.A.Eames 1929; *Habenaria straminea Fernald 1926; Leucorchis albida subsp. straminea (Fernald) Á.Löve in ?.; Leucorchis straminea (Fernald) Á.Löve 1950; Platanthera albida var. straminea (Fernald) Luer 1975; Pseudorchis albida f. straminea (Fernald) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Pseudorchis albida subsp. straminea (Fernald) Á.Löve & D.Löve 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of North America Correll 1950 as Habenaria albida var. straminea drawing fide; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 as Platanthera albida var straminea drawing/photos fide;