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Corallorhiza maculata var. occidentalis

Corallorhiza maculata (Raf.) Raf. var. occidentalis (Lindl.) Ames

Summer Coralroot

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Corallorhiza maculata ssp. occidentalis, Corallorhiza maculata var. immaculata, Corallorhiza maculata var. intermedia, Corallorhiza maculata var. punicea, Corallorrhiza maculata ssp. occidentalis, Corallorrhiza maculata var. immaculata, Corallorrhiza maculata var. intermedia, Corallorrhiza maculata var. occidentalis, Corallorrhiza maculata var. punicea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (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 , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , NE , NH , NM , NV , NY , OR , PA , SD , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS

Additional resources

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


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

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