Corallorhiza bentleyi Freudenst. 1999

Side View of Flower

Photos by Jim Fowler and his P-Base Orchid North American Orchid Website

Common Name or Meaning Bentley's Corallorhiza [American Collector of the type current]

Flower Size .15 to .2" [3 to 4 mm]

Found in West Virginia and Virginia as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, mycotrophic terrestrial that blooms in the summer on erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, thicker than others in the genus, rich chestnut to mahogany in color, several flowered inflorescence carrying cleistogamus flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #1 2014 photo fide;