Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Orchid Family)

Orchids can be brightly colored or plain, and have 3 petals and 3 sepals. There are several species native to New Mexico, all with distinctive irregular flowers. There are more species of Orchids than any other family of flowering plants. They are mostly tropical.

Calypso bulbosa (Fairy Slipper, Calypso Orchid)
Corallorhiza maculata (Spotted Coralroot Orchid)
Corallorhiza striata (Striped Coralroot Orchid)
Corallorhiza wisteriana (Spring Coralroot Orchid)
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens (Yellow Ladies-Slipper)
Epipactis gigantea (Giant Helleborine)
Goodyera oblongifolia (Rattlesnake Orchid)
Malaxis porphyrea (Cochise Adder's Mouth)
Malaxis soulei (Chihuahua Adder's Mouth)
Platanthera brevifolia (Short Leaf Fringed Orchid)
Platanthera sparsiflora (Canyon Bog Orchid)

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