Listera smallii

Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
SpeciesListera smallii Wiegand
Common Namekidneyleaf twayblade
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 8.3
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[S3] KY[S2] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Bell (KY), Hickman (KY), Johnson (KY), Letcher (KY), Carter (TN), Johnson (TN), Unicoi (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2009 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100733805 Letcher Kentucky Ron Caldwell
Listera smallii
ETSU006640 Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
Listera smallii
ETSU005785 Carter Tennessee 08 Jul 2015 Frosty Levy
Listera smallii
ETSU005746 Carter Tennessee 01 Jul 2015 Frosty Levy
Listera smallii
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 07 Jun 2014 Frosty Levy
Listera smallii
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 28 May 2012 Frosty Levy
Listera smallii
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 28 Sep 2010 Frosty Levy
Listera smallii
ETSU010188 Unicoi Tennessee
Listera smallii
TENN-V-0074282 Bell Kentucky
Listera smallii
ETSU010185 Carter Tennessee
Listera smallii
ETSU006261 Johnson Tennessee 16 May 2016 Frosty Levy
Listera smallii
MDKY00006654 Johnson Kentucky
Listera smallii
TENN-V-0074283 Hickman Kentucky
Listera smallii
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