Resources for Identifying Orchids

North America

General
eFloras of North America: http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
ResearchGate

Regional
California
The Wild Orchids of California. Coleman. Published 1995. (Some taxonomy is slightly outdated, but the notes on each species are exceedingly detailed).

Specific Clades
Spiranthes romanzoffiana complex (S. romanzoffiana, S. × stellata, S. perexilis, S. × sierrae, S. porrifolia)

  • The evolutionary and systematic significance of hybridization between taxa of Spiranthes (Orchidaceae) in the California Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range. Pace & Cameron 2019.

Spiranthes cernua complex

  • A Systematic Survey of the Spiranthes cernua species Complex (Orchidaceae) in New York. Hough & Young 2021.
  • The Systematics of the Spiranthes cernua Species Complex (Orchidaceae): Untangling the Gordian Knot. Pace & Cameron 2019.
  • Spiranthes bightensis (Orchidaceae), a New and Rare Cryptic Hybrid Species Endemic to the U. S. Mid-Atlantic Coast. Pace 2021.

Europe

General
POWO: http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/
'Field Guide to the orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean'
ResearchGate

Specific Clades
Azorean Platanthera
Systematic revision of Platanthera in the Azorean archipelago: not one but three species, including arguably Europe’s rarest orchid. Bateman et al. 2013. https://peerj.com/articles/218/

Asia

General
ResearchGate

Regional
China
eFloras of China: http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2

Specific Clades
Spiranthes sinensis complex

  • Illuminating the systematics of the Spiranthes sinensis species complex (Orchidaceae): ecological speciation with little morphological differentiation. Pace et al. 2018.

Africa

Specific Clades
Eulophia

Australia

Regional
Victoria

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
Guide to Native Orchids of NSW and ACT. Copeland & Backhouse. Published 2022.

Specific Clades
Spider Orchids: Caladenia Orchids of Australia. Backhouse. Published 2020.

Posted by catullus catullus, June 22, 2020 01:32 AM

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There is a good phone app called leafsnap

Posted by milodoingstuff 10 months ago (Flag)

that is great for plant/orchid ids

Posted by milodoingstuff 10 months ago (Flag)

Thanks! :)

Posted by catullus 10 months ago (Flag)

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