Corallorhiza maculata (Raf.) Raf. 1817 Photo by Eric Hunt.

Another Plant Photo by Scott McGregor

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Common Name Spottted Coral-Root

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found from Canada south to Guatemala in moist shady woods on rocky slopes in rich decaying humus and rotten leaves at elevations up to 3700 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing, mycoheterotrophic, leafless terrestrial, blooming on an erect, 6 to 30" [15 to 75 cm] long, racemose, many [to 50] flowered, reddish inflorescence arising out of the ground occuring mostly in the summer through fall.

Synonyms *Cladorhiza maculata Raf. 1817; Corallorhiza grabhamii Cockerell 1903; Corallorhiza leimbachiana Suksd. 1906; Corallorhiza maculata Greene 1906; Corallorhiza maculata f. aurea P.M.Br. 1995; Corallorhiza maculata f flavida (M.Peck) Farwell 1927; Corallorhiza maculata f. immaculata (M.Peck) J.T.Howell 1970; Corallorhiza maculata f. intermedia (Farw.) Farw. 1927; Corallorhiza maculata f. punicea (Bartlett) Weath. & J.Adams 1945; Corallorhiza maculata f. rubra P.M.Br. 1995; Corallorhiza maculata subsp. occidentalis (Lindl.) Cockerell 1916; Corallorhiza maculata var. flavida (M.Peck) Cockerell 1916; Corallorhiza maculata var. fusca Bartlett 1922; Corallorhiza maculata var. immaculata M.Peck 1950; Corallorhiza maculata var. intermedia Farw. 1917; Corallorhiza maculata var. mexicana (Lindl.) Freudenst. 1997; Corallorhiza maculata var. occidentalis (Lindl.) Ames 1924; Corallorhiza maculata var. ozettensis Tischer 2001; Corallorhiza maculata var. punicea Bartlett 1922; Corallorhiza mexicana Lindley 1840; Corallorhiza multiflora Nutt. 1823; Corallorhiza multiflora var. flavida M.Peck 1897; Corallorhiza multiflora var. occidentalis Lindl. 1840; Corallorhiza multiflora var. sulphurea Suksd. 1906; Neottia mexicana (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Neottia multiflora (Nutt.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 5 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 11 1979 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 photo; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo goodAOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo

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Corallorhiza maculata (Rafinesque) Rafinesque var. occidentalis (Lindley) Ames forma immaculata (Peck) Howell Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

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Common Name Western Spottted Coral-Root

A variety of the previous species.

Synonyms Corallorrhiza grabhamii Cockerell 1903; Corallorrhiza leimbachiana Suksd. 1906; Corallorhiza maculata f. immaculata (M.Peck) J.T.Howell 1970; Corallorhiza maculata f. intermedia (Farw.) Farw. 1927; Corallorhiza maculata f. punicea (Bartlett) Weath. & J.Adams 1945;

~Corallorhiza maculata var. immaculata M.Peck 1950; Corallorhiza maculata var. intermedia Farw. 1917; Corallorhiza maculata var. punicea Bartlett 1922; Corallorrhiza multiflora var. occidentalis Lindl. 1840;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993;