Spiranthes brevilabris var. floridana (Wherry) Luer 1972 Photo by Carl Luer


Common Name or Meaning The Short Lip Spiranthes Florida Variety - The Florida Ladies Tresses

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Florida as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with numerous elongate fasiculate roots giving rise to 3 to 5, basal, yellow green, ovate, petiolate base leaves ascending into bracts above that blooms in the mid winter through mid spring on an erect, terminal, slender, sparsely pubescent to glabrous, yellow green, to 16" [40 cm] long, in a single rank, secund or spiraled, to 35 flowered inflorescence with light green ovate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellowish flowers with yellow centers

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Synonyms *Ibidium floridanum Wherry 1931; Spiranthes floridana (Wherry) Cory 1936; Spiranthes gracilis var. floridana (Wherry) Correll 1940; Spiranthes lacera var. floridana (Wherry) B.Boivin 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Native Orchids Of Florida Luer 1972 Drawing/photo fide ;