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Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 6:03 EDT

Mesadenus lucayanus (Britton) Schltr. Florida Keys ladies’-tresses

Symbol: MELU3
Group: Monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status:
  
  
  
Synonyms:
  MEPO6 Mesadenus polyanthus auct. non (Rchb. f.) Schltr.   Florida Keys ladies’-tresses
  SPLU3 Spiranthes lucayana (Britton) Cogn.  
  SPPO3 Spiranthes polyantha auct. non Rchb. f.  
Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:
FL
Classification:
     
Kingdom   Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass   Liliidae
Order   Orchidales
Family   Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Genus   Mesadenus Schltr. – ladies’-tresses
Species   Mesadenus lucayanus (Britton) Schltr. – Florida Keys ladies’-tresses

Source: USDA