Corallorhiza maculata was described by Rafinesque (1817) who proposed the transfer of this species from his not-accepted genus Cladorhiza to the accepted genus Corallorhiza. This species grows regulary in montanous woodlands of North America (POWO), the type specimen was collected in New York-State. The flowers of this species are facultatively autogamous and this species is one of the most frequently encountered Corallorhiza species in North America, paralleling the situation of C. triffida in Europe. The variation of small morphological and color features lead to many proposals of new species. Three accepted variations are further presented on this website. Most proposals like C. grabhamii and C. leimbachiana were based on only a few individuals rejecting intraspecific variations.
Corallorhiza maculata Rafinesque 1817
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