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Spiranthes torta (Thunberg) Garay & H.R. Sweet. Southern Ladies’-tresses, Rockland Ladies’-tresses. Phen: Late May-Jul. Hab: Pine rocklands, marl prairies, pine flatwoods. Dist: S. FL; West Indies; s. Mexico and Central America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Here interpreted as including Spiranthes amesiana.

Synonymy: = Bah, K3, K4, WI; = Ibidium tortile House – S; = Spiranthes tortilis (Sw.) A.C.Richard – Correll (1950), Luer (1975), misapplied; > Ibidium tortile House – S13; > Ibidium xyridifolium Small – S13; > Spiranthes amesiana Schltr. – FNA26, WH3, Brown (2002); > Spiranthes torta (Thunb.) Garay & H.R.Sweet – FNA26, WH3, Brown (2002)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU

Heliophily ?: 9

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