Lindleyana 7: 65. 1992
Phenology: Flowering Apr–May (coastal plain) –Jul (mountains).
Habitat: Savannas, meadows, openings in oak or pine woodlands, mountain habitat often xeric, in acidic soil
Elevation: 0–1000 m
Ala., Fla., Ga., Ky., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.
A station in Barbour County, West Virginia, is 240 km north of other stations and may be a result of introduction (K. B. Gregg 1989).
Cleistes bifaria has been treated as a variety of the following species; it is readily separated by its relatively short column, which is correlated with the relatively small size of other floral parts, and differences in lip keel. It is, to a large extent, isolated from the following taxon by geographic distribution and flowering time where their distributions overlap (P. M. Catling and K. B. Gregg 1992).
|Author||Katharine B. Gregg + and Paul M. Catling +|
|Authority||(Fernald) Catling & Gregg +|
|Basionyms||Cleistes divaricata var. bifaria +|
|Common name||Smaller spreading pogonia +|
|Distribution||Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. + and W.Va. +|
|Elevation||0–1000 m +|
|Habitat||Savannas, meadows, openings in oak or pine woodlands, mountain habitat often xeric, in acidic soil +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Phenology||Flowering Apr–May (coastal plain) –Jul (mountains). +|
|Publication title||Lindleyana +|
|Publication year||1992 +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/9216fc802291cd3df363fd52122300479582ede7/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 1041.xml +|
|Taxon family||Orchidaceae +|
|Taxon name||Cleistes bifaria +|
|Taxon parent||Cleistes +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|