Corallorrhiza striata Lindl. 1840

Photo by Patricia Harding

Floral Closeup Photo by Carl Austin of Orchid Species in Flask Ltd.


Common Name Striped Coral-Root

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in the Western US and Canada in boggy or wet damp areas as a small sized, cold growing, mycoheterotrophic, leafless, terrestrial orchid that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, purple or reddish, glabrous, few to many [5 to 20] flowered, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Corallorrhiza bigelovii S.Watson 1877; Corallorrhiza ehrenbergii Rchb.f. 1850; Corallorrhiza involuta Greenm. 1898; Corallorrhiza macraei A.Gray 1856; Corallorrhiza ochroleuca Rydb. 1904; Corallorrhiza striata f. eburnea P.M.Br. 1994; Corallorrhiza striata f. flavida (T.A.Todsen & Todsen) P.M.Br. 1995; Corallorrhiza striata f. fulva Fernald 1946; Corallorrhiza striata var. flavida T.A.Todsen & Todsen 1971; Corallorrhiza striata var. involuta (Greenm.) Freudenst. 1997; Corallorrhiza striata var. vreelandii (Rydb.) L.O.Williams 1934; Corallorrhiza vreelandii Rydb. 1901; Neottia bigelowii (S.Watson) Kuntze 1891; Neottia ehrenbergii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Neottia striata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 nO 5 1964 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Corallorrhiza involuta; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 photo; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 6 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 photo ;