!Hexalectris spicata (Walter) Barnhart 1904 Photo courtesy Victor Engel and his Webpage

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Common Name Crested Coral Root Hexalectris

Flower Size to about 2" [5 cm]

Found from the southeastern US to Arizona and New Mexico as a highly variable mycoheterotrophic cold growing leafless terrestrial that blooms on an erect, 2 to 14" [5 to 35 cm] long, racemose, pink inflorescence occuring in the late spring through fall.

Synonyms *Arethusa spicata Walter 1788; Bletia aphylla Nutt. 1818; Corallorhiza arizonica S. Wats. 1881; Corallorhiza spicata (Walter) Tidestr. 1941; Bletia aphylla Nutt. 1918; Hexalectris aphylla (Nutt.) A.Gray 1896; Hexalectris aphylla [Nut.] Raf. 18896; Hexalectris spicata f. albolabia P.M.Br. 1995; Hexalectris spicata var. arizonica (S.Watson) Catling & V.S.Engel 1993; Hexalectris squamosa Raf. 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as H aphyllus; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 12 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo;

Hexalectris spicata (Walter) Barnhart var.arizonica 1904 Photo courtesy Victor Engel and his Webpage

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Common Name Crested Coral Root