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M Orthilia secunda (L.) House is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Orthilia (family Ericaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Amer. Midl. Naturalist 7: 134 1921.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Actinocyclus secundus (L.) Klotzsch Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Actinocyclus secundus var. elatior Lange Synonym L WCSP (in review)
Orthilia elatior (Lange) House Synonym M TRO
Orthilia parvifolia Raf. Unresolved L WCSP (in review)
Pyrola elatior (Lange) Lundell Synonym M TRO
Pyrola secunda L. Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Pyrola secunda var. vulgaris Turcz. Synonym L TRO
Ramischia secunda (L.) Garcke Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Ramischia secunda var. elatior (Lange) Andres Synonym L TRO

Infraspecific taxa:

This species contains the following infraspecific taxa*.

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Synonyms
Orthilia secunda subsp. obtusata (Turcz.) Böcher Accepted L WCSP (in review) 16

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Earlier versions

This name record (from WCSP (in review)) was not included in version 1 of The Plant List. It is possible the same name was included from a different data source, to check this you can search for Orthilia secunda in version 1 of The Plant List.