Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2148

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in mesic pinelands with blackjack oak, other sandhills and dry-mesic to mesic longleaf pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish-brown
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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pteroglossaspis ecristata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pteroglossaspis ecristata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-21-001:
Eulophia ecristata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spiked Medusa, Crestless Plume Orchid, Smooth-lipped Eulophia, Non-crested Eulophia