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, Canada and in boggy or wet damp areas as wel las Oak/Pine forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing, mycoheterotrophic, leafless, terrestrial orchid that blooms in the late spring and early summer and in Mexico in the later 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 ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 as C ehrenbergii drawing/photo fide;