Basiphyllaea corallicola

(Small) Ames

Schedul. Orchid. 7: 1. 1924.

Common names: Carter’s orchid
IllustratedConservation concern
Basionym: Carteria corallicola Small Torreya 10: 188. 1910
Synonyms: Basiphyllaea angustifolia Schlechter
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 607. Mentioned on page 606.

Plants to 40 cm. Roots 1–1.5 mm diam. Stems tubers, horizonal, ellipsoid-conic, 10–20 × 5–10 mm. Leaves: blade linear to linear-elliptic, 9–24 cm × 1–6.5 mm, slightly fleshy. Inflorescences scapose, 14–36 cm × 0.5–1 mm; bracts 2–3; racemes to 10 cm; floral bracts lanceolate, 2–3 mm. Flowers 1–10, nodding; sepals and petals yellow-green; sepals flat, 5-veined, linearlanceolate, 8–13 × 2–3 mm, margins entire, apex acute; lateral sepals slightly falcate, otherwise similar; petals 4-veined, linear-elliptic, slightly thinner than sepals, 8–12.5 × 2–2.5 mm; lip white, sometimes with pink markings along margin, 7–10 × 5–6 mm when spread, middle lobe obovate, 3 × 3 mm, apex retuse, broadly apiculate, lateral lobes rounded, 1–1.5 mm short of lip apex, sinuses narrow, 1–1.5 mm deep; disc lamellae 5, middle 3 extending to middle lobe; column semiterete, 4–5 mm, basal wings flanking shallow, lyre-shaped cavity; pedicellate ovary 5–7 mm. Capsules 10–15 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Sep–Nov.
Habitat: Open pineland savannas and hammocks, in humus over limestone
Elevation: 0–20 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broad" is not a number.

... more about "Basiphyllaea corallicola"
self-pollination +
Retuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
James D. Ackerman +
(Small) Ames +
Carteria corallicola +
indehiscent +
linear +  and linear-elliptic +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (24 cm240 mm <br />0.24 m <br />) +
flattened +, triangular +  and cylindric +
1mm;6.5mm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
lyre--shaped +
semiterete +
slender +
Carter’s orchid +
lamellate +
Fla. +  and West Indies +
0–20 m +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
3-merous +, sessile +  and pedicellate +
Open pineland savannas and hammocks, in humus over limestone +
14cm +  and 36cm +
lateral +  and terminal +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
petiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
duplicate +, convolute +, whorled +, opposite +, distichous +  and alternate +
deciduous +
cauline +  and basal +
1 (?) +  and 2 (?) +
reduced +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
3-lobed +
larger +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
differing in form and color +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
1-many-flowered +  and cymose +
pendent +  and erect +
free +  and distinct +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.25 cm12.5 mm <br />0.0125 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Flowering Sep–Nov. +
ceraceous +  and hard +
Schedul. Orchid. +
scapose +, branched +  and few-flowered +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
subterranean +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
aerial +  and subterranean +
minute +
yellow-green +
free +, distinct +, adnate +  and connate +
lanceolate +
foliaceous +
not +  and alike +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
aerial +  and subterranean +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Conservation concern +
branched +, or +  and simple +
pendent +  and erect +
proliferous +
thickened +  and stout +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
ellipsoid-conic +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
concave +  and convex +
Basiphyllaea angustifolia +
Basiphyllaea corallicola +
Basiphyllaea +
species +
subterranean +
annual +  and perennial +
aquatic +, lithophytic +, terrestrial +  and epiphytic +
saprophytic +, photosynthetic +  and mycotrophic +