Corallorhiza striata var. vreelandii

(Rydberg) L. O. Williams

Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 21: 343. 1934.

Basionym: Corallorhiza vreelandii Rydberg Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 271. 1901
Synonyms: Corallorhiza bigelovii S. Watson Corallorhiza ochroleuca Rydberg Corallorhiza striata var. flavida Todsen & T. A. Todsen
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 634.

Racemes 10–44 cm. Flowers 2–28, conspicuous; sepals and petals often connivent around column, nodding; sepals 5–11 mm; lateral sepals often broadened at base, nearly auriculate; petals 5–11 mm; lip 2–7 × 1.5–4.5 mm; column 1.5–4 mm. Capsules 11–23 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Coniferous woods
Elevation: 400–2600 m


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Que., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Nev., N.Mex., Oreg., S.Dak., Utah, Wash., Wyo., Mexico.


The two varieties of Corallorhiza striata intergrade in California and Oregon, although they are generally distinct. Small specimens from Quebec will key to this variety; they are not thought to be closely related to populations from the southwest.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Lawrence K. Magrath +  and John V. Freudenstein +
(Rydberg) L. O. Williams +
Corallorhiza vreelandii +
Que. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Wash. +, Wyo. +  and Mexico. +
400–2600 m +
Coniferous woods +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. +
Illustrated +
Corallorhiza bigelovii +, Corallorhiza ochroleuca +  and Corallorhiza striata var. flavida +
Corallorhiza striata var. vreelandii +
Corallorhiza striata +
variety +