Calopogon pallidus Chapman 1860

Photos by Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden©


Common Name The Pale Calopogon - Pale Grass Pink

Flower Size 3/4" to 1 5/8" Across [2 to 3.5 cm]

An American native orchid found from Virginia south to Forida and West to Lousiana occuring in pine barrens, marshy meadows and cypress bogs as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchids with 1 to 2, slender, ribbed leaves which flowers from February through July on a basal, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, erect to arching, few to several, slowly successive flowered inflorescence with nonresupinate flowers with upward curved sepals.

Synonyms Calopogon pallidus f. albiflorus P.M.Br. 1995; Helleborine pallida (Chapm.) Kuntze 1891; Limodorum pallidum (Chapm.) C. Mohr 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Drawings of Florida Orchids Ames 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 photos fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of North America Williams & Williams 1983; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 4/345 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 10 1994 photo fide; Wild Orchids Across North America Keenan 1998; Wild Orchids of Florida Brown 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #6 2010 photo fide;