Aulosepalum hemichrea (Lindl.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Photo by © Gary Yong Gee

Inflorescence Photo by © Alfredo Mo'Mo

Full shade HotWarm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Half Green Aspidogyne

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in dry open areas mostly on rocks at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial and often lithophyte with basal, spathulate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, pyramidal, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with acuminate floral bracts and carrying successively opening flowers

Synonyms Deiregyne hemichrea (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920; Gyrostachys hemichrea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcoglottis hemichrea (Lindl.) Ames 1923; *Spiranthes hemichrea Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Spiranthes hemicrea drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Deiregyne hemichrea drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 605 Hamer & Dodson 1982 drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (1) ABRIL 1986 photo fide Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11 1988 as Deiregyne hemichrea photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;