Platanthera cristata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusPlatanthera
Species:Platanthera cristata (Michx.) Lindl.
Common NameCrested Yellow Orchid; Crested Orange Bog Orchid
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: SGSNA; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Pollinium; Base Flower Color: Orange; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: raceme; 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 10
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S2S3] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
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
Blephariglottis cristata Blephariglottis cristata Raf.
Habenaria cristata Habenaria cristata (Michx.) R. Br.

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: McCreary (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), McMinn (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Moore (TN), Putnam (TN), Van Buren (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 1981

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0073344 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073349 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073345 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073346 Moore Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
APSC0099408 McCreary Kentucky 09 Aug 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Platanthera cristata
APSC0064748 Bledsoe Tennessee
APSC
Platanthera cristata
APSC0035183 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Platanthera cristata
MTSU002650 Grundy Tennessee 1996 Landon E. McKinney
6812
MTSU
Platanthera cristata
31234100112745 McCreary Kentucky Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073343 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073341 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073342 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073348 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073340 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
TENN-V-0073347 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Platanthera cristata
MTSU002651 Marion Tennessee 1996 Landon E. McKinney
6773
MTSU
Platanthera cristata
ETSU032406 McMinn Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Platanthera cristata
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Plant Photos

Platanthera cristata - Shawn Krosnick
Platanthera cristata - Shawn Krosnick
Platanthera cristata - Shawn Krosnick
Platanthera cristata - Shawn Krosnick
Platanthera cristata - Shawn Krosnick
Platanthera cristata - Shawn Krosnick
Platanthera cristata - Shawn Krosnick
Platanthera cristata - Shawn Krosnick
Platanthera cristata - Tara Littlefield
Platanthera cristata - Tara Littlefield