Hexalectris revoluta Correll 1941 Photo by Carl Luer


Common Name The Rolled Back Hexalectris [refers to the rolled back apices of the flwoer parts]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Mexico southern Texas and northeastern Mexico in mixed dry oak/pine forests on broken limestone slopesat elevations around 1300 to 2300 meters meters as a medium sized, cold growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial bloomming in the late spring and summer with an erect, leafless, brownish purple, with a few scarious, widely spaced bracts, to 20" [to 50 cm] long overall, distantly to 12 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada excluding Florida Luer 1975 drawing/photo; The Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar,Jimenez, Lopex and Dressler 2005 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Arizina and New Mexico Coleman2002 photo fide;