Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Amerorchis rotundifolia (Banks ex Pursh) Hultén image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

R.K. Kupfer

R.K. Kupfer

Scott A. Milburn

Scott A. Milburn
Family Orchidaceae
Amerorchis rotundifolia (Banks ex Pursh) Hultén
round-leaved orchid, round-leaved orchis
Amerorchis: Amer- for "America," orchis Greek word for "testicle" since some species were said to have roots resembling testicles
rotundifolia: Latin for "round leaves"
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-10" tall forb with a single stem
Flower: white to purple, 6-parted, 1/2"- 3/4" wide, lip white with purple spots, 3-lobed and notched at the tip; inflorescence a few stalked flowers on a 4"-10" tall, spike-like cluster (raceme); blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:basal, single, oval, clasping, shiny, persisting when in flower
Habitat: cold limy conifer swamps, fens
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Orchis rotundifolia Banks ex Pursh
Orchis rotundifolia Banks ex Pursh f. lineata (Mousley) E.G.Voss
Orchis rotundifolia Banks ex Pursh var. lineata Mousley
Ponerorchis rotundifolia (Banks ex Pursh) Soó

         
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