Spiranthes longilabris

Spiranthes longilabris

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: Spir. longilabris
Binomial name
Spiranthes longilabris
Lindl. 1840

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


Plant is found in the pine forest floor of the southeastern United states to Texas.


Plant blooms in the fall with ten to thirty 1.5 cm 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 Long-Lipped Spiranthes


  1. Gyrostachys brevifolia (Chapm.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Gyrostachys longilabris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Ibidium longilabre (Lindl.) House 1906
  4. Spiranthes brevifolia Chapm. 1860; Triorchis longilabris (Lindl.) House 1920

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