Spiranthes lacera

Spiranthes lacera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: Spir. lacera
Binomial name
Spiranthes lacera
(Raf.) Raf. 1833

Spiranthes lacera is a plant of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Spiranthes


Plant is found in Florida and eastern United States, and Canada.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with up to forty 3 mm wide flowers.


Grow in moderate lighting. Plant grows in cool to cold temperatures and should be water regularly during growing season and reduced during flowering. Reduce watering during dormancy period in the winter and mist occasionally. Pot with 70% fine to medium grade perlite or clay and 30% soil, pea


Common name: The Torn Spiranthes


  1. Gyrostachys gracilis (Bigelow) Kuntze 1891
  2. Ibidium gracile (Bigelow) House 1905
  3. *Neottia gracilis Bigelow 1824
  4. Spiranthes gracilis (Bigelow) Beck 1833
  5. Triorchis gracilis (Bigelow) Nieuwl. 1913
  6. *Neottia lacera Raf., 1818.

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