Saturday, August 14, 2010

Spiranthes romanzoffiana

I had Scott help me with the ID. The lip was more than 5.5 mm, and the pubescence of inflorescence was capitate. I kept missing the fiddle-shaped lip, not knowing quite what that looks like. That kept taking me to S. cernua.

This orchid was growing along a dry trail border in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario.


Eric Hunt said...

This species is one of the more common orchids here in Northern California, frequently found along the coast. I've photographed it two years in a row at Bean Hollow State Beach, north of Santa Cruz:

Scott Namestnik said...

Wait a second... how did you take that last photo?

Having never seen this species in person, the pandurate lip sure isn't as obvious as I had always expected it would be.

Great first photo, Ben, showing the hood-like petals and sepals over the strongly recurved, green-veined lip.