Piperia

Piperia is a genus in the Orchidaceae of around fifteen species native to Western North America. They are closely related to Platanthera and some modern authors include the genus in it. However, the Jepson eFlora has not adopted this and continues to list ten California species in this genus. They list differences between the two genera. Piperia has tubers that are more or less round, leaves present or not at flowering that are basal and not in a rosette. The inflorescence is a spike or a raceme. Platanthera has tuber-like rhizomes, alternate cauline leaves, and the inflorescence is generally a spike. According to the Jepson eFlora Piperia flowers are white to green and if there is a fragrance, it is usually at night, and some species are difficult to separate.

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Piperia
Piperia candida AA2 [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Piperia candida
Piperia colemanii AA2 [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Piperia colemanii
Piperia elegans br [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Piperia elegans
Piperia elongata FF1 [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Piperia elongata
Piperia michaelii BB [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Piperia michaelii
Piperia transversa to3 [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Piperia transversa
Piperia unalascensis JH2 [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Piperia unalascensis
Piperia yadonii JG [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
Piperia yadonii

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