Platanthera nivea

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusPlatanthera
Species:Platanthera nivea (Nutt.) Luer
Common NameSnowy Orchid
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: solitary; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; 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: 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 (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S1] (State Rank); G5 (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
Gymnadenia nivea Gymnadenia nivea
Habenaria nivea Habenaria nivea (Nutt.) Spreng.

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: Carter (TN), Coffee (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, HTTU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0073437 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Habenaria nivea
TENN-V-0073438 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Habenaria nivea
APSC0099415 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Platanthera nivea
APSC0113253 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Platanthera nivea
TENN-V-0073441 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Habenaria nivea
TENN-V-0073440 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Habenaria nivea
HTTU022220 Tennessee
HTTU
Habenaria nivea
HTTU022222 Tennessee
HTTU
Habenaria nivea
HTTU022221 Tennessee
HTTU
Habenaria nivea
APSC0099387 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Platanthera nivea
APSC0074927 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Platanthera nivea
TENN-V-0073439 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Habenaria nivea
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