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|Family: Orchidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Piperia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Piperia candida Rand. Morgan & Ackerman
Habit: Plant 10--60 cm. Leaf: basal 5--18 cm, 11--35 mm wide. Inflorescence: (2)10--30 cm, +- 1-sided, +- congested to open. Flower: sepals white, with faint green midvein or not, upper +- pointed forward; lateral petals +- pointed forward to +- ascending, translucent, white, midvein white or faintly green, lip (1.5)2--3(4) mm, +- ovate, +- obtuse, recurved toward spur, white, spur 1.5--3.5 mm, pointed down or curved +- forward. Chromosomes: n=21.
Ecology: Open to shady sites, conifer and mixed-evergreen forest; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, sw SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska. Flowering Time: May--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: James D. Ackerman & Robert Lauri
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Piperia
Next taxon: Piperia colemanii
Citation for this treatment: James D. Ackerman & Robert Lauri 2016. Piperia candida, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38350, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.