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Basiphyllaea corallicola

Basiphyllaea corallicola (Small) Ames

Carter's Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Synonym(s): Basiphyllaea angustifolia, Carteria corallicola

USDA Symbol: BACO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida, where it is considered endangered.
Native Habitat: Terrestrial, growing in open pineland savannas. May also be lithophytic, growing in humus over limestone.


Propagation Material: Seeds

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 35 - Go Orchids (2019) North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC)

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-06-25
Research By: CBR

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