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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ponthieva racemosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ponthieva racemosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-11-001:
Ponthieva racemosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Shadow Witch, Ponthieu's Orchid, Shadow-witch Orchid


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image of Ponthieva racemosa, Shadow Witch, Ponthieu's Orchid, Shadow-witch Orchid

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_racemosasharpen

September        

Flowers borne on long stalks in a well-spaced raceme along the upper stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Ponthieva racemosa, Shadow Witch, Ponthieu's Orchid, Shadow-witch Orchid

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ponthieva_racemosa_4

September        

Flowers white with green stripes, positioned horizonatally - "pointing up", per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Ponthieva racemosa, Shadow Witch, Ponthieu's Orchid, Shadow-witch Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafpon_000b

October    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Ponthieva racemosa, Shadow Witch, Ponthieu's Orchid, Shadow-witch Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafpon_000c

October    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ponthieva racemosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ponthieva racemosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-11-001:
Ponthieva racemosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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2147

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Bottomlands, floodplains, moist ravines, nearly always over calcareous rock ('marl' or coquina limestone), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal rosette

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White & Greenish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

Flowers in a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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