Neottia smallii (Wiegand) Szlach. 1995

Another Flower Color Photos by Carl Luer

Inflorescence Photo by Walter Mays

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


Common Name Appalachian Twayblade - Small's Listera

Flower Size

Found in the Appalachian Mountains of the USA from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina in shady forest, among Rhododendrons, and in ravines with a glabrous below the leaves, pubescent above stem basally enveloped by a few, thin sheaths ansd carrying 2, opposite, midway up the stem, green, broadly ovate to reniform leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 2 to 10" [5 to 25 cm] long, racemose, laxly to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bifolium smallii (Wiegand) Nieuwl. 1913; Listera reniformis Small 1897; *Listera smallii Wiegand 1899; Listera smallii f. variegata P.M.Br 1995; Ophrys smallii (Wiegand) House 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 as Listera smallii drawing/photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 as Listera smallii photo fide; Wild Orchids of SE USA PM Brown 2004