Hexalectris warnockii Ames & Correll 1943 Photo by Michael Wilson and The SEINet Arizona - New Mexico Chapter Webpage

Inflorescence Photo by Victor Engel and his Webpage

Common Name Warnock's Hexalectris [American Botanist 1900's] - Texas Purple Spike

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and southern Texas at altitudes around 1830 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing mycoheterotrophic leafless orchid that blooms in the early summer on an erect, racemose, 2.8 to 9.2" [7 to 23 cm] long, purple, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with small purple floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada excluding Florida Luer 1975 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 8 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 12 2004 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Arizina and New Mexico Coleman 2002 photo fide ;