Spiranthes ochroleuca

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusSpiranthes
Species:Spiranthes ochroleuca (Rydb.) Rydb.
Common NameYellow Nodding Ladys Tresses
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Pollinium; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: spike; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 2; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value 4
StatusNative; TN[S1] KY[S2?] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Gyrostachys ochroleuca Gyrostachys ochroleuca Rydb.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Greenup (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lewis (KY), Madison (KY), Carter (TN), Cumberland (TN), Dickson (TN), Morgan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, APSC, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2011 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 01 Oct 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
ETSU005868 Carter Tennessee 09 Oct 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 23 Oct 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 01 Oct 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
TENN-V-0074044 Dickson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes ochroleuca
TENN-V-0073948 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes ochroleuca
TENN-V-0074042 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes ochroleuca
TENN-V-0073966 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes ochroleuca
TENN-V-0074043 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes ochroleuca
TENN-V-0074199 Madison Kentucky
TENN
Spiranthes ochroleuca
APSC0102752 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes ochroleuca
N/A Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
ETSU008943 Unicoi Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
N/A Tennessee Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker, Sollie Walker
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
ETSU008940 Unicoi Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
ETSU008941 Unicoi Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
ETSU010259 Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Spiranthes ochroleuca
APSC0079793 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes ochroleuca
TENN-V-0074045 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes ochroleuca
31234100113271 Greenup Kentucky Allison W. Cusick
EKY
Spiranthes ochroleuca
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