Buchtienia nitida (Vell.) Fraga & Meneguzzo 2015 Photo by Medeiros and Atrium Biodiversity website

TYPE Drawing of Serapais nitidaDrawing by Vellozo and The Research Gate website

Full shadeCool

Common Name or Meaning The Shining Buchtienia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil as a cool growing terrestrial .

CAUTION!!!! For years this species has been assumed to be a Sauroglossum specifically, in error, Sauroglossum nitidum but that species TYPE and basionym is Serapias nitida Velloza as illustrated here which has been moved to the genus Buchtienia thereby becoming Buchtienia nitida, so the Sauroglossum species photo illustrated here - this linkat this time is without a name as far as I can tell.

Synonyms Buchtienia claudiae Chiron, A.S.Medeiros & Archila 2013; Sauroglossum nitidum (Vell.) Schltr. 1920; *Serapias nitida Vell. 1831; Spiranthes nitida (Vell.) Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Illustrations Hoehne 1945 as Sauroglossum nitidum drawing not = Saurogloassum elatum; Icongoraphia de Orchidaceae do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Sauroglossum ntidum drawing not = Sauroglossum elatum; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing npt = Sauroglossum elatum;