Platanthera obtusata (Pursh) Lindl.
FamilyOrchidaceae — APG family: Orchidaceae
SynonymsHabenaria obtusata (Pursh) Lindl., Lysiella obtusata (Pursh) Britt. & Rydb., Orchis obtusata Pursh
DescriptionStem extending beyond leaf, scapose, up to 20 cm tall, usually shorter, from somewhat thickened roots; leaf single (rarely 2), basal, blunt; spike slender, re- motely flowered; flowers greenish-white, lip linear-lanceolate, deflexed; spur slender, curved, about as long as lip; ovary stipitate.
EcologyMossy forests, wet places, to at least 1,000 meters in the Yukon.
Subsp. ohgantha (Turcz.) Hult. [Lyszella obtusata subsp. oligantha (Turcz.) Tolm.; L. oligantha (Turcz.) Nevski] occurs in scattered localities in Eurasia. On the mrcumpolar map the known localities for subsp. oligantha are marked with Crosses.
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.