Amerorchis

Hultén

Ark. Bot., n. s. 7: 34. 1968

Common names: Round-leaved orchis amérorchis Amérorchis à feuille ronde
Etymology: America plus orchis, from the American distribution of this close relative of Eurasian Orchis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 550. Mentioned on page 496.
Herbs, perennial, rather succulent. Roots scattered along rhizome, slender, fleshy. Stems scapose. Leaves solitary, basal, spreading, conduplicate; petioles inconspicuous, sheathing or clasping stem; blade orbiculate to broadly elliptic, ovate, obovate, or lance- or oblance-elliptic. Inflorescences terminal, solitary spikes, lax; floral bracts foliaceous. Flowers few to several, resupinate, showy; lip spurred at base, deeply 3-lobed, middle lobe notched, margins entire to crenate or erose; pollinaria 2; pollinia 2; viscidia within single 2-lobed bursicle; stigma flat, narrowly reniform to obcordate, ends flanking bursicle. Fruits capsules.

Distribution

North America.

Discussion

Species 1.

References

None.

Facts about "Amerorchis"
AuthorCharles J. Sheviak + and Paul M. Catling +
AuthorityHultén +
Common nameRound-leaved orchis +, amérorchis + and Amérorchis à feuille ronde +
DistributionNorth America. +
EtymologyAmerica plus orchis, from the American distribution of this close relative of Eurasian Orchis +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
Publication titleArk. Bot., n. s. +
Publication year1968 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 1124.xml +
Taxon familyOrchidaceae +
Taxon nameAmerorchis +
Taxon parentOrchidaceae (tribe Orchideae) subtribe Orchidinae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 26 +