Corallorhiza bulbosa A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

Photo by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website

Drawing

Photo by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website

Drawing? Drawing by © Fritz Hamer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade ColdSummer EARLY 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 2400 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a bulbous subterranean, branching rhizome giving rise to a 24" [60 cm] long, leafless stem that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, thin, terete, enveloped by some tight sheaths, 8" [20 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that barely open.

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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; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto,Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo good;

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