Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Malaxis monophyllos (L.) Sw. var. brachypoda (A.Gray) F.J.A.Morris & E.A.Eames image
Photographer: R.K. Kupfer           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kurt Stüber

R.K. Kupfer
Family Orchidaceae
Malaxis monophyllos (L.) Sw. var. brachypoda (A.Gray) F.J.A.Morris & E.A.Eames
North American white adder's-mouth, white adder's-mouth
Malaxis: from the Greek for "soft" from the texture of the leaves
monophyllos: monos for "one;" phyllon for "leaf"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-10" tall forb; stems naked between leaves and inflorescence
Flower: greenish to white, 6-parted, 1/8"-1/5" wide, not upside down; lip not bearded, narrowly pointed, not split; inflorescence very narrow, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers
Leaf:one above the base of the stem, clasping with sheath going to the base of the stem
Habitat: damp; woods, bogs, calcareous swamps

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Flora of North America (off site)
Malaxis brachypoda (A.Gray) Fernald
Malaxis monophyllos (L.) Sw. subsp. brachypoda (A.Gray) A.Löve & D.Löve
Microstylis brachypoda A.Gray

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