Brachystele chlorops (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1920 drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium

Part shadeColdSpring

Common Name The Green Brachystele

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia and northwestern Argentina as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with fasciculate, pubescent, fleshy roots giving rise to a few, basal, in a whorl, attenuate to the sheathing base, grey-green, pink towards the base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a basal, pulverulent, to 6" [15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with small, acute, foliaceous bracts and light pink floral bracts.

Synonyms Gyrostachys chlorops (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Odontorrhynchus chlorops (Rchb.f.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; *Spiranthes chlorops Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0269 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as Odontorrhynchus chlorops drawing fide;

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