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Striped Coralroot - Corallorhiza striata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems purple, 10–45 cm. Inflorescence with 7 to 25 flowers; bracts 2.5–5 mm long. Flowers: sepals and upper petals 9–16 mm long, cupped forward, white with purple longitudinal stripes; lip petal 8–12 mm long, white, purple-stripped, unlobed, with 2 bumps on the inner surface at the base. Capsule 12–25 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety striata.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to NL south to CA, AZ, NM, TX and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 17

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Habitat
Coniferous forest, deciduous woodlands; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Barrett C.F., Freudenstein J.V., Lee Taylor D., and Koljalg U. 2010. "Rangewide analysis of fungal associations in the fully mycoheterotrophic Corallorhiza striata complex (Orchidaceae) reveals extreme specificity on ectomycorrhizal Tomentella (Thelephoraceae) across North America". American Journal of Botany. 97 (4): 628-643.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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