Bletia arizonica

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Bletia arizonica


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: Bletiinae
Genus: Bletia
Species: Bletia arizonica


Bletia arizonica (S.Watson) Sosa & M.W.Chase, Phytotaxa 456: 296 (2020).


  • Basionym
    • Corallorhiza arizonica S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 379 (1882).
  • Homotypic
    • Hexalectris spicata var. arizonica (S.Watson) Catling & V.S.Engel, Lindleyana 8: 122 (1993).
    • Hexalectris arizonica (S.Watson) A.H.Kenn. & L.E.Watson, Syst. Bot. 35: 74 (2010).


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona.
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • New Mexico, Texas.
    • Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Arizona crested coralroot

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