Corallorhiza ekmanii was described by Mansfeld in Urban (1928) who used specimens from Haiti where this species grows in montanous habitats at elevations from 1.800 to 2.300 m. The distribution is until today only know from Haiti and Dominican Republic (POWO). The flowers of this rare species are cleistogamous and therefore self-fertilizing (Freudenstein 1997). Mansfeld (1928) stated in his description that the flowers appeared to be almost peloric. A close relation to C. odontorhiza was further suggested by Freudenstein (1997).
Corallorhiza ekmanii Mansfeld in Urban 1928
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