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Corallorhiza maculata  (Raf.) Raf.  var. occidentalis  (Lindl.) Ames
Summer coralroot
Corallorhiza maculata var. occidentalis is a perennial herb that is native to California.
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Parent: Corallorhiza maculata
Genus: Corallorhiza
Family: Orchidaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCorallorhiza maculata ssp. occidentalis
PLANTSCorallorhiza maculata var. immaculata
PLANTSCorallorhiza maculata var. intermedia
PLANTSCorallorhiza maculata var. punicea
PLANTSCorallorrhiza maculata ssp. occidentalis
Information about  Corallorhiza maculata var. occidentalis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[minnesotawildflowers.info] Flower Description: Erect raceme of 6 to 50, -inch flowers. Flaring at the top is a central sepal flanked by a pair of petals, with two lateral spreading sepals just below them, the sepals slightly longer than the petals. The tips, edges and outer surface are a deep reddish brown to nearly red, consistent with the color of the ovaries and stem but more yellow on the inner surface, especially towards the base. A few darker purplish spots are scattered on the surfaces. The lower lip is white with purple spotting, the larger central lobe is an inverted egg shape (obovate), widest towards the tip, with a wrinkled surface and wavy edges, curling back along sides and tip. 2 short pointed oval lance lobes are at the base. The pollen sacs hug the inside of the curved center column. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/19/2024).