Goodyera repens

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusGoodyera
Species:Goodyera repens (L.) R. Br. ex Ait. f.
Common NameLesser Rattlesnake Plantain
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: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaf Venation: pinnate; 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: 1; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S1S2] (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
Goodyera ophioides Goodyera ophioides (Fern.) Rydb.
Goodyera repens subsp. ophioides Goodyera repens subsp. ophioides (Fern.) A. Löve & Simon
Goodyera repens var. ophioides Goodyera repens var. ophioides Fern.
Goodyera repens var. repens Goodyera repens var. repens
Peramium ophioides Peramium ophioides (Fern.) 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: McCreary (KY), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Greene (TN), Johnson (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2009 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100107869 McCreary Kentucky Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Goodyera repens
ETSU010151 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
ETSU010159 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
ETSU010154 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 01 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Goodyera repens
ETSU010153 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
TENN-V-0074394 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Goodyera repens
HTTU022216 Tennessee
HTTU
Goodyera repens
ETSU033575 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
ETSU010156 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
ETSU010162 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 21 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Goodyera repens
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 29 Jun 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Goodyera repens
ETSU010161 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
ETSU010155 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
ETSU010157 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Goodyera repens
TENN-V-0074392 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Goodyera repens
TENN-V-0074397 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Goodyera repens
TENN-V-0074393 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Goodyera ophioides
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