Platanthera tipuloides var. behringiana (Rydb.) Hult.
FamilyOrchidaceae — APG family: Orchidaceae
SynonymsLimnorchis behringiana Rydb., Habenaria behringiana (Rydb.) Ames
DescriptionStem about 10 cm tall, from fleshy, rootlike tuberoids; stem leaves 2, not distinctly basal; spike few-flowered, loose; bracts as long as, or longer than, flowers; flowers green or yellowish-green with narrow, whitish margin, the petals in age often brown- ish; lip ovate-lanceolate, obtuse; spur slender, filiform, longer than ovary.
EcologyWet places.
The Aleutian plant, supposed to be dwarfed by the exposed habitat in the barren islands, represents a variation of the taller Asiatic plant.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.