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Last updated 3/12/2010 by David Giblin.
Corallorhiza trifida Ch√Ętel.[FNA26, HC, HC2]
early coralroot, northern coralroot

Publication: Specim. Inaug. Corallorhiza. 8. 1760.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA26: "Corallorhiza trifida is largely autogamous, although a syrphid fly (Syrphus cinctellus) was reported as a pollinator by F. Silen (1906). Various floral morphs exist, some with weak geographic correlation; they do not appear to warrant taxonomic recognition. Variants of C. odontorhiza, C. wisteriana, and C. maculata without red and purple pigments in sepals and petals are occasionally misidentified as C. trifida."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Corallorhiza corallorhiza (L.) MacMill., invalidly published
Corallorhiza corallorhiza (L.) MacMill. var. coloradensis Cockerell
Corallorhiza innata R. Br.
Corallorhiza verna Nutt.
Corallorhiza wyomingensis Hellmayr & K. Hellmayr