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Hexalectris warnockii

Hexalectris warnockii Ames & Correll

Texas crested coralroot, Texas Purple Spike

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

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USDA Symbol: hewa

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Slender, nearly leafless, reddish-brown stems with up to 10 mostly reddish-brown, bilaterally symmetrical flowers in a loose raceme.

This is the most common Hexalectris in Big Bend National Park. There are four other species in the Southwest, all also found in the park; all have yellowish or reddish stems. Crested Coralroot (H. spicata), found from southeastern Arizona to the eastern United States, has yellowish-brown sepals, petals with darker veins, and a yellowish or white lip petal with purple veins.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AZ , TX
Native Distribution: Southeastern Arizona, central Texas, and Big Bend region of western Texas.
Native Habitat: Open, brushy woods.

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Endangered/threatened status for Hexalectris spicata in Texas
November 17, 2007
I was wondering about the status of Crested Coralroot Orchid (Hexalectris spicata) in Texas. Over the years I have located several clumps of them growing on a ranch in southern Bell county. The mos...
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Hexalectris warnockii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hexalectris warnockii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hexalectris warnockii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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