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Isotria

Isotria medeoloides
Isotria medeoloides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Tribe: Pogonieae
SubTribe: Pogoniinae
Alliance:
Genus: Isotria
Raf. 1808
Type Species
Isotria verticillata


Isotria is a genus comprised of 2 terrestrial orchids found in North America.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the eastern United States and Canada.

DescriptionEdit

Plants grow terrestrially in woodland areas. Plants in this genus are pollinated by bees. Plants have a chromosome count of 2n = 18 for diploid cells.

CultureEdit

NamingEdit

Plants are named after their three sepals which are equivalent in shape.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Odonectis Raf. 1808.

Species Edit

ReferencesEdit

  • Pollination in the Genus Isotria (Orchidaceae) Loyal A. Mehrhoff, III, American Journal of Botany, Vol. 70, No. 10 (Nov. - Dec., 1983), pp. 1444-1453

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