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Bentley's Coralroot

Corallorhiza bentleyi Freudenst.

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Corallorhiza bentleyi appears to be most similar to the small Mexican variants of C. striata that have been called C. involuta Greenman but were most recently recognized as C. striata var. involuta (Greenman) Freudenstein (J. V. Freudenstein 1999).
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 633, 634, 635 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Stems reddish to yellowish, to 20 cm. Inflorescences: racemes lax. Flowers 2–20, cleistogamous, inconspicuous; sepals and petals reddish to yellow, 3-veined; dorsal sepal lanceolate, 5.9–6.1 × 2.1–2.5 mm; lateral sepals lanceolate, somewhat falcate, strongly boat-shaped, 5.5–6.1 × 2.1–2.5 mm; petals narrowly ovate, weakly boat-shaped, 5–5.8 × 2.2–3 mm, apex acute; lip unlobed, ovate, 4.9–5.7 mm, margins involute, thickened, prominent, apex acute; callus formed from 2 connate lamellae at base of lip, ± 1.2 as long as lip, 2.5–2.8 × 1.5–1.8 mm; column curved forward, 3–3.8 × 0.8–1 mm, with small depression adaxially at base; pedicellate ovary narrowly obovoid, 6–9 × 2.5–3 mm; mentum absent. Capsules obovoid-ellipsoid.
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 633, 634, 635 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Va., W.Va.
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 633, 634, 635 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flowering/Fruiting

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Flowering mid--late July.
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 633, 634, 635 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Habitat

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Appalachian deciduous forest, often at edges of forest in somewhat disturbed sites; 800m.
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Flora of North America Vol. 26: 633, 634, 635 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Corallorhiza bentleyi

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Corallorhiza bentleyi: Brief Summary

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Corallorhiza bentleyi is a rare species of orchid known deciduous forests in the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. It was undescribed until 1999.

It is a parasitic plant, with yellow to reddish stems and cleistogamous flowers.

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