Brachystele bracteosa (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920 drawing by Miss Drake and Edward's Botanical Register

Common Name The Bracteate Brachystele

Flower Size

Found in Rio Grande Do Sul and Santqa Catarina states of Brazil as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with numerous, basal, rosulate, oblong-subspathulate, acute, longly attenuate into the short, pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms on a short, thin, enveloped by imbricate, pubescent sheaths, to 8" [20 cm] long overall, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, faliaceousa, much longer than the flowers, erect patent floral bracts and carrying small flowers that are held almost horizontally.

Synonyms Gyrostachys bracteosa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Neottia bracteosa (Lindl.) Steud. 1841; *Spiranthes bracteosa Lindl. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;