Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Spiranthes
Species: Spir. romanzoffiana
Binomial name
Spiranthes romanzoffiana
Cham. 1828

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


Plant is found in bogs and woodland areas from England, Ireland, Aluetians, Alaska, North West Territories, Yukon, Alberta, Br. Columbia, Manitoba, Saskachuan, Ontario, Quebec, Prine Edward ISland, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, N Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconson, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusets, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Northern Mexico.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with up to sixty 1.25 cm flowers. Flowers are fragrant


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, peat


Common name: Irish Lady's-tresses, Romanoff's Spiranthes


  1. Gyrostachys gemmipara (Sm.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Gyrostachys romanzoffiana (Cham.) MacMill. 1892
  3. Gyrostachys stricta Rydb. 1900
  4. Ibidium romanzoffianum (Cham.) House 1906
  5. Ibidium romanzoffianum var. strictum (Rydb.) Daniels 1911
  6. Ibidium strictum (Rydb.) House 1905; Neottia gemmipara Sm. 1828
  7. Orchiastrum romanzoffianum (Cham.) Greene 1894
  8. Spiranthes gemmipara (Sm.) Lindl. 1829
  9. Spiranthes romanzoffiana var. stricta (Rydb.) Druce 1928
  10. Spiranthes stricta (Rydb.) A.Nelson 1909
  11. Triorchis romanzoffiana (Cham.) Nieuwl. 1913
  12. Triorchis stricta (Rydb.) Nieuwl. 1913

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