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Hexalectris colemanii

Hexalectris colemanii (Catling) A.H.Kenn. & L.E.Watson

Coleman's Coral Root, Coleman's Crested Coralroot

Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Synonym(s): Hexalectris revoluta var. colemanii

USDA Symbol: HECO18

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 2 feet tall.
Leaf: Plant has no leaves.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun


Native Habitat: Terrestrial, growing in oak woodlands.


Propagation Material: Seeds

Web Reference

Webref 35 - Go Orchids (2019) North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC)

Additional resources

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


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

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