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Last updated 3/8/2021 by David Giblin.
Corallorhiza maculata (Raf.) Raf. var. occidentalis (Lindl.) Ames[FNA26, HC2]
western spotted coralroot

Publication: Enum. Orchids U.S. & Canada. 22. 1924.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Taxonomy follows FNA. Varieties weakly defined,intergradient with broadly overlapping ranges, and need more study. Variety occidentalis is reported to flower 2-4 weeks earlier than var. maculata.


» Freudenstein, J. V. and J. J. Doyle. 1994. Plastid DNA, morphological variation, and the phylogenetic species concept: the Corallorhiza maculata (Orchidaceae) complex. Systematic Botany 19: 273-290.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Corallorhiza grab-hamii Cockerell
Corallorhiza leimbachiana Suksd.
Corallorhiza maculata (Raf.) Raf. ssp. occidentalis (Lindl.) Cockerell
Corallorhiza multiflora Nutt. var. occidentalis Lindl.