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Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata

Corallorhiza maculata (Raf.) Raf. var. maculata

Summer Coralroot

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Corallorhiza maculata var. flavida, Corallorhiza multiflora, Corallorrhiza maculata var. flavida, Corallorrhiza maculata var. maculata, Corallorrhiza multiflora


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

Most orchids (this one included) of genus Corallorhiza are achlorophyllous and are mycoheterotrophic; that is, they utilize fungi to parasitize the roots of other plants. Corallorhiza maculata utilizes ectomycorrhizal fungi in the family, Russulaceae for this purpose.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS

Additional resources

USDA: Find Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata


Record Modified: 2016-03-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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