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Calopogon multiflorus

Calopogon multiflorus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Calopogone
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calopogon
Species: Cpg. multiflorus
Alliance:
Binomial name
Calopogon multiflorus
Lindley 1840


Calopogon multiflorus is a terrestrial orchid from the genus Calopogon.

DescriptionEdit

The plant blooms from summer to fall with three to six flowers. This species is distinguished by the purple rachis, forked corm, strong floral fragrance, pandurate petals, and a lip usually as wide or wider than long.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in sandy, relatively dry pine savannas and grasslands of Southern United States at elevations of 0 to 60 meters.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in full sun. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in sand and peat. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Be sure to have good drainage. Plant should be watered regularly with distilled water. Do not fertilize plant.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The multi flowering Calopogon

SynonymsEdit

  1. Helleborine multiflora (Lindl.) Kuntze, 1891.
  2. Limodorum multiflorum (Lindl.) Mohr, 1897.
  3. Calopogon barbatus var. multiflorus (Lindl.) Correll, 1940.

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