Species of PlatantheraMany species can cross-fertilise, resulting in great morphological variety and complicating classification.
The type species is Platanthera bifolia (L.) Rich. 1817
More than 400 species, subspecies, and varieties have been described, of which 85 are clearly defined. Most of this are found distributed about Asia.
52 species from temperate Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan), 13 species from tropical Asian countries (Burma, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines), 37 species from North America north of Mexico, 7 species from Europe.
- North America: