Corallorhiza bulbosa A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845 Drawing by Fritz Hamer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Bulb-Shaped Corallorhiza [refers to the rhizome]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a bulbous subterranean rhizome giving rise to a leafless stem that blooms in the fall on an erect, thin, terete, enveloped by some tight sheaths, 2.4" [6 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that barely open.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1208 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto,Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo good;