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Hexalectris arizonica (Spiked crested coralroot)
Richardson, Charmaine

Hexalectris arizonica

Hexalectris arizonica (S.Watson) A.H. Kenn. & L.E. Watson

Spiked Crested Coralroot, Arizona Crested Coral Root, Arizona Crested Coral-root

Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Synonym(s): Corallorhiza arizonica, Hexalectris spicata var. arizonica

USDA Symbol: HEAR23

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Mycotrophic, obtaining nutrients not from photosynthesis but through mycorrhizal fungi.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.
Leaf: Plant has no leaves.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Terrestrial, growing in damp to dry soil in woodlands, over limestone or sandstone.


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


Record Modified: 2022-06-17
Research By: CBR

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