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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.

Lower Taxon


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