Cleistes divaricata

(Linnaeus) Ames

Orchidaceae7: 21, plate 108. 1922

Synonyms: Pogonia divaricata
Basionyms: Arethusa divaricata
Found in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 511.
Plants (15–)31–76 cm (in flower). Leaves: blades on flowering stems, 33–150 × 5–23 mm. Flowers: sepals 31–65 × 3–5.5 mm; petals 27–53 × 5–19 mm; lip (26–)34–55 × 18–24 mm, central keel relatively thin or evidently thin-winged, 3–4 mm wide, deeply and broadly grooved, groove 1.5 mm deep, smooth with 1–3 low, continuous ridges; column 21–25(–29)mm. Capsules (35–)40–65(–80) × 5–10 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering May (Fla)–Jul (Del).
Habitat: Coastal Plain savannas, in acidic soil
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

Del., Fla., Ga., Md., N.J., N.C., S.C., Va.

Discussion

References

None.

Facts about "Cleistes divaricata"
AuthorKatharine B. Gregg + and Paul M. Catling +
BasionymArethusa divaricata +
Elevation0–200 m +
HabitatCoastal Plain savannas, in acidic soil +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering May (Fla)–Jul (Del). +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymPogonia divaricata +
Taxon nameCleistes divaricata +
Taxon parentCleistes +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +