Cleistes divaricata

(Linnaeus) Ames

Orchidaceae 7: 21, plate 108. 1922.

Endemic
Basionym: Arethusa divaricata Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 2: 951. 1753
Synonyms: Pogonia divaricata (Linnaeus) R. Brown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 511.

Plants (15–) 31–76 cm (in flower). Leaves: blades on flowering-stems, 33–150 × 5–23 mm. Flowers: sepals 31–65 × 3–5.5 mm; petals 27–53 × 5–19 mm; lip (26–) 34–55 × 18–24 mm, central keel relatively thin or evidently thin-winged, 3–4 mm wide, deeply and broadly grooved, groove 1.5 mm deep, smooth with 1–3 low, continuous ridges; column 21–25 (–29) mm. Capsules (35–) 40–65 (–80) × 5–10 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering May (Fla)–Jul (Del).
Habitat: Coastal Plain savannas, in acidic soil
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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Del., Fla., Ga., Md., N.J., N.C., S.C., Va.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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"/4" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Cleistes divaricata"
self-pollination +
Katharine B. Gregg +  and Paul M. Catling +
(Linnaeus) Ames +
Arethusa divaricata +
indehiscent +
not +  and articulate +
conduplicate +  and plicate +
3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
elliptic-oblong +  and oblong-lanceolate +
5mm;23mm +
6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
grooved +  and thin-winged +
3mm +  and 4mm +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (2.9 cm29 mm <br />0.029 m <br />) +
21mm +  and 25mm +
Del. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Md. +, N.J. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
0–200 m +
erect +  and resupinate +
Coastal Plain savannas, in acidic soil +
lateral +  and terminal +
duplicate +, convolute +, whorled +, opposite +, distichous +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
reduced +
2.6 cm26 mm <br />0.026 m <br /> (3.4 cm34 mm <br />0.034 m <br />) +
rose-pink +  and white +
3.4 cm34 mm <br />0.034 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
3-lobed +  and oblanceolate +
larger +
1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br />) +
differing in form and color +
1-many-flowered +  and cymose +
pendent +  and erect +
2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br /> (5.3 cm53 mm <br />0.053 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
Flowering May (Fla)–Jul (Del). +
Orchidaceae +
aerial +  and subterranean +
1mm +  and 2mm +
minute +
maroon +, brown +  and olive-green +
free +, distinct +, adnate +  and connate +
foliaceous +
not +  and alike +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
branched +, or +  and simple +
pendent +  and erect +
proliferous +
thickened +  and stout +
concave +  and convex +
Pogonia divaricata +
Cleistes divaricata +
Cleistes +
species +
purple +  and rose +
annual +  and perennial +
aquatic +, lithophytic +, terrestrial +  and epiphytic +
saprophytic +, photosynthetic +  and mycotrophic +