Brachystele widgrenii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1926

Inflorescence Photos by © Luis Felipe Varela

Part shadeColdSpring

Common Name Widgren's Brachystele

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in southeastern and southern Brazil and northeastern Argentina as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem with 2 basal, widely linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves with, lanceolate, acute, inflated bracts above that blooms on a terminal, 10" [25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with longer than the flowers, lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Acraea widgrenii Rchb.f. 1881; Brachystele atramentaria (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920; Diskyphogyne widgrenii (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & R.González 1996; Pterichis widgrenii (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1895; Spiranthes atramentaria Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Pterichis widgreni; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as B atramentaria drawing hmm; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Brachystele atramentaria drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

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