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Platanthera conspicua (Nash) P.M. Brown. Subgenus: Blephariglottis. Section: Blephariglottis. Large White Fringed Orchid. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Pine savannas, seepages, longleaf pine sandhill-pocosin ecotones. Dist: NC south to c. peninsular FL, west to e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Brown (2006b) and Sheviak in FNA (2002a) clarify the taxonomy of this complex; previous studies (such as Hardin 1961) used different characters, and interpreted the white-fringed orchid taxa differently.

Synonymy: = K3, K4; = Blephariglottis conspicua (Nash) Small – S; = Habenaria blephariglottis (Willd.) Hook. var. conspicua (Nash) Ames – C, F; = Platanthera blephariglottis (Willd.) Lindl. var. conspicua (Nash) Luer – ETx1, FNA26, K1, WH3, Brown (2002), Luer (1975); < Habenaria blephariglottis (Willd.) Hook. – GW1, Tx; < Habenaria blephariglottis (Willd.) Hook. var. blephariglottis – RAB, Correll (1950); < Platanthera blephariglottis (Willd.) Lindl. – Efimov (2016)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷