25. Amerorchis Hultén, Ark. Bot. n. s. 7: 34. 1968.
Round-leaved orchis, amérorchis, Amérorchis à feuille ronde [America plus orchis, from the American distribution of this close relative of Eurasian Orchis]
Charles J. Sheviak & Paul M. Catling
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.
Species 1: North America.