Spiranthes lucida

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusSpiranthes
SpeciesSpiranthes lucida (H. H. Eaton) Ames
Common Nameshining lady's tresses
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 8.2
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S1S2] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G4 (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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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

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: Clark (KY), Jackson (KY), McCreary (KY), Wayne (KY), Claiborne (TN), Franklin (TN), Johnson (TN), Overton (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA005226 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes lucida
BEREA005227 McCreary Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes lucida
MDKY00006680 Wayne Kentucky
MDKY
Spiranthes lucida
TENN-V-0074034 White Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes lucida
TENN-V-0074027 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes lucida
TENN-V-0074029 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes lucida
TENN-V-0074032 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes lucida
TENN-V-0074028 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes lucida
APSC0054907 Williamson Tennessee 30 Apr 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Spiranthes lucida
HTTU029509 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Spiranthes lucida
BEREA005225 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Spiranthes lucida
TENN-V-0074033 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes lucida
TENN-V-0074031 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes lucida
TENN-V-0074030 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Spiranthes lucida
APSC0080407 Wayne Kentucky 01 Jun 1980 John MacGregor
APSC
Spiranthes lucida
APSC0098423 Wayne Kentucky
APSC
Spiranthes lucida
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Plant Photos

Spiranthes lucida - Theo Witsell
Spiranthes lucida - Theo Witsell