Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Calypso bulbosa (L.) Oakes var. americana (R.Br.) Luer image
Photographer: James R. Sime           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

R.K. Kupfer

Joshua J. Nemec

Joshua J. Nemec
Family Orchidaceae
Calypso bulbosa (L.) Oakes var. americana (R.Br.) Luer
calypso orchid, fairy-slipper orchid
Calypso: for goddess Calypso
bulbosa: bulbous, swollen
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-6" tall forb; stems single; from a bulb
Flower: pink, 6-parted, 3/4" wide, 1/2"-1" long; lip hairy, whitish becoming yellow toward the tip, marked with red-brown inside; solitary; blooms May-June
Leaf:basal, single, oval, 1"-2" long, persisting through the winter then dying when the flower blooms
Habitat: shade; moist; old growth, white cedar swamps at base of the largest trees
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Synonyms 
Cytherea bulbosa (L.) House, pro parte

         
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