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.

2 comments:

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:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericinsf/4824557207/

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.