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Key to Platanthera

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(For a list of species in Platanthera, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Perianth white to cream; spur generally >= 1.5 × lip ..... P. dilatata var. leucostachys

1' Perianth green to yellow-green; spur << to ± > lip

2. Column generally 2.5–4 mm, ± 2/3 hood formed by upper sepallateral petals; lip  to lance-linear ..... P. sparsiflora

2' Column generally 1.5–2 mm, <= ± 1/2 hood formed by upper sepal, lateral petals; lip wider than lance-linear

3. Spur generally , ± curved – lip  to  or linear-oblong, green-yellow to yellow; leaves clustered near base ..... P. tescamnis

3' Spur club- to sac-like

4. Lip linear to lanceolate, green, red-marked or not; leaves not clustered ..... P. stricta

4' Lip generally lance-rhombic, yellow, not red-marked; leaves clustered below ..... P. yosemitensis


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