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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata   FAMILY Orchidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Corallorhiza maculata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-20-001:
Corallorhiza maculata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Corallorrhiza maculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Spotted Coralroot


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image of Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata, Eastern Spotted Coralroot

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coma4_001_lvd

        

image of Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata, Eastern Spotted Coralroot

Jim Fowler    jafcoralmaculata_1030731

July        WV

Stem and petals tan, sepal edges a darker purplish-pink, lip white w spots, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata, Eastern Spotted Coralroot

Jim Fowler    jafcoralmaculata_2030731

July        WV

A saprophytic species, this species does not produce leaves, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Corallorhiza maculata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-20-001:
Corallorhiza maculata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Corallorrhiza maculata

 

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2134

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Moist forests, northern hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
None

FLOWER:
Summer
Tan and white with magenta-crimson
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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