Platanthera chlorantha (Custer) Rchb.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe to N. Iran.

[O-EM]
Habitat

Woods, meadows and damp heaths.

Distribution

Much of Europe, but absent from parts of the north, east and south-west.

General Description

Like Platanthera bifolia but flowers more strongly tinged with green, less fragrant, and with slightly larger perianth- segments; spur 18-27 mm, slightly dilated at apex; anther- cells convergent above but widely separated below.

Native to:

Albania, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Krym, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

English
Greater Butterfly Orchid

Platanthera chlorantha (Custer) Rchb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Ross-Craig, S. [706], Ireland 1422.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [5693], United Kingdom 1423.000 No
Young, D.P., United Kingdom 1424.000 No
Sandeman, C. [5], France 1425.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [1793], United Kingdom 1426.000 No
Ross-Craig, S. [857], Ireland 1427.000 No
Stevenson, United Kingdom 19385.000 No
United Kingdom 19386.000 No
Sandwith, N.Y. [5368], Spain 21595.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [1564], United Kingdom 21596.000 No
United Kingdom 22573.000 No
Turkey 47423.000 No
Pennington, T. [s.n.], France 75842.000 No
Sands, M.J.S. [1158] Habenaria chloroleuca 9108.019 No

First published in J.C.Mössler & H.G.L.Reichenbach, Handb. Gewächsk. ed. 2, 2: 1565 (1829)

Accepted by

  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2005). Flora Iberica 21: 1-366. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Chilton, L. (2010). Plant list for Lesvos, slightly revised 1998-2009: 1-36. Marengo, Hunstanton, England.
  • Curtis, T. & Thompson, R. (2009). The orchids of Ireland: 1-160. National Museums of Northern Ireland, Cultra, Holywood.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Efimov, P.G. (2016). A revision of Platanthera (Orchidaceae: Orchidoideae; Orchidaceae) in Asia. Phytotaxa 254: 1-233.
  • G.I.R.O.S. (2009). Orchidee d'Italia: 1-303. Il Castello srl, Italy.
  • Galán Cela, P. & Gamarra, R. (2003). Check List of the Iberian and Balearic Orchids 2. Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 60: 309-329.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kühn, R., Pedersen, H.Æ. & Cribb, v (2019). Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean: 1-430. Kew Publishing, England.
  • Mirek, Z., Piękoś-Mirkowa, H., Zając, A. & Zając, M (2020). Vascular plants of Poland an annotated checklist: 1-526. W. Szafer institute of botany, Polish academy of sciences, Krakow, Poland.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chilton, L. (2010). Plant list for Lesvos, slightly revised 1998-2009: 1-36. Marengo, Hunstanton, England.

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Living Collection Database

    Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Science Photographs

    Copyright applied to individual images

  • Orchideae: e-monocot.org

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