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08 de agosto de 2023

Orchids in Vermont

I'm trying to learn the orchids (family Orchidaceae) in Vermont. Four of the six subfamilies recognized by iNaturalist have representation in Vermont as follows:

Subfamily Genera Taxa Observations
Apostasioid Orchids (Apostasioideae) 0 0 0
Slipper Orchids (Cypripedioideae) 1 5 1,812
Lower Epidendroid Orchids (Epidendroideae) 10 19 1,475
Orchidoid Orchids (Orchidoideae) 5 29 1,924
Higher Epidendroid Orchids (Vandoideae) 0 0 0
Pogonias and Vanilla Orchids (Vanilloideae) 2 3 123

The subfamilies are documented in a visual table for convenience:

If you find errors or discrepancies, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Publicado el 08 de agosto de 2023 a las 07:12 PM por trscavo trscavo | 12 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de agosto de 2023

Slipper Orchids in Cobb Town Forest

There are four species (five taxa) of slipper orchids (genus Cypripedium) in Vermont. One day in August 2023, I observed three species in the Cobb Town Forest: the well-known Cypripedium acaule and two unknown species that I will call Species 1 and Species 2. All of the plants were past-flower but Species 1 and Species 2 were obviously different taxa. At first, I didn't recognize Species 2 as Cypripedium but that's probably a reflection of my inexperience more than anything else. I'm guessing that Species 1 and Species 2 are Cypripedium reginae and Cypripedium parviflorum, respectively.

I haven't uploaded my photos yet but I will do that as soon as possible. In the meantime, does anyone know where I can find Cypripedium parviflorum, that is, a stand of slipper orchids that were positively identified as such two months ago when the plants were with flower?

Publicado el 18 de agosto de 2023 a las 01:28 PM por trscavo trscavo | 15 comentarios | Deja un comentario