Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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Cleistesiopsis bifaria (Fernald) Pansarin & F. Barros. Appalachian Dragonhead Pogonia. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Moist to fairly dry meadows, dry ridgetops under pines (where seasonally moist). Dist: WV south through w. VA, e. KY, w. NC, and e. and c. TN to w. SC, n. GA and n. AL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = K3, K4, Pansarin & Brown (2009); < Cleistes bifaria – FNA26, K1, Tn, Catling & Gregg (1992), Gregg (1991); < Cleistes divaricata – C, G, GW1, RAB, S, W, Correll (1950), Luer (1975); < Cleistes divaricata var. bifara – WV, misspelling; < Cleistes divaricata var. bifaria – F; < Cleistesiopsis bifaria – Va, Pansarin & de Barros (2008)

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