Aulosepalum pulchrum (Schltr.) Catling 1989

Photo by © Burns-Balogh

TYPE Collection Sheeet

TYPE Collection Sheet by © Bernoulli & Cario

Common Name The Beautiful Aulosepalum

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Michoacan and Oaxaca states of Mexico and Guatemala on wet rocks and crags at elevations of 250 to 1390 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing lithophyte with an erect stem enveloped by many, hyaline, acuminate, arcuate, twisted, inflated bracts, without leaves that wither just before blooming, that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a terminal, erect, dense, rachis 3.6 to 7.2" [9 to 18 cm] long, subsecund, many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, erect-clasping, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying somewhat large sized for the genus flowers. Mexico

Synonyms Deiregyne nelsonii subsp. pulchra (Schltr.) Burns-Bal. 1988; Deiregyne pulchra (Schltr.) Schltr. 1920; *Spiranthes pulchra Schltr. 1918;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11 1988 as Deiregyne nelsonii ssp. pulchra photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Deiregyne pulchra