Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata

Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
Species: Corallorhiza maculata (Raf.) Raf.
Infraspecies:Corallorhiza maculata (Raf.) Raf. var. maculata
Common NameSummer Coralroot
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: absent; Leaf Complexity: absent; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: N/A (leaves absent); Leaf Rank: N/A; Leaf Type: absent; Leaf Venation: N/A; Leaflet Margins: N/A; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Pollinium; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: raceme; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: Yes; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 2; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Corallorhiza maculata var. flavida Corallorhiza maculata var. flavida (Peck) Cockerell
Corallorhiza multiflora Corallorhiza multiflora Nutt.
Corallorhiza multiflora var. sulphurea Corallorhiza multiflora var. sulphurea Suksd.
Corallorrhiza maculata var. flavida Corallorrhiza maculata var. flavida (M.E. Peck) Cockerell
Corallorrhiza maculata var. maculata Corallorrhiza maculata var. maculata
Corallorrhiza multiflora Corallorrhiza multiflora Nutt.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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