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Last updated 12/12/2013 by David Giblin.
Neottia cordata (L.) Richardson[HC2]

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: The FNA treatment by Magrath and Coleman (2002) notes the varietal taxonomy is controversial. They assign our material to var. nephrophylla. Their key separates the two proposed varieties on the basis of leaf shape, lip length, and flower color, while stating "the distinction is not sufficient to maintain the varieties." Magrath and Coleman (2002) also overlook the floral variation mentioned in H&C, yet another reason to combine the varieties, which we do here, following the treatment in JPM and other regional manuals.

References:

» Magrath, L. K. and R. A. Coleman. 2002. Listera, pp. 586-592, In: Flora of North America Editorial Comittee, eds. 2002. Flora of North America North of Mexico, Volume 26, Magnoliophyta: Liliidae: Liliales and Orchidales. New York and Oxford.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Bifolium cordatum (L.) Nieuwl.
Diphryllum cordatum (L.) Kuntze
Distomaea cordata (L.) Spenner
Listera cordata (L.) R. Br.[FNA26, HC]
Listera cordata (L.) R. Br. var. cordata[FNA26]
Listera cordata (L.) R. Br. var. nephrophylla (Rydb.) Hultén[FNA26]
Ophrys cordata L.
Pollinirhiza cordata (L.) Dulac