CORAL ROOT orchiddsea tribe Epidéndrew. Conan Root. Low native orchids, growing in woods and parasitic on roots, destitute of green foliage, the plant usually brownish or yellowish and inconspicuous. Fl. small, somewhat 2 lipped, usually obscurely spurred at the base ; sepals and petals nearly alike; lip small, slightly adherent to the base of the column ; pollinia .