Cyclopogon apricus (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920

Plant in situ Brazil Photos by Marcio Verdi and Flora Digital Website


Common Name The Sun Loving Cyclopogon

Flower Size

Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay as a small sized, cold growing with rosulate, basal, small, membraneous, intense green, erect-patent, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, attenuate below into the short, deeply canaliculate, pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, thin, shortly villous to puberulent, enveloped by 1 to 2, erect, ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate, pale, thinly membraneous sheaths, peduncle 2.4 to 6.4" [6 to 16 cm] long, rachis .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long, laxly 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying spirally arranged flowers.

Synonyms Beadlea aprica (Lindl.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Beadlea diversifolia (Cogn.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Cyclopogon diversifolius (Cogn.) Schltr. 1920; Cyclopogon platyunguis Schltr. 1925; Gyrostachys aprica (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Spiranthes amblysepala Kraenzl. 1911; *Spiranthes aprica Lindl. 1840; Spiranthes diversifolia Cogn. 1906; Warscaea aprica (Lindl.) Szlach. 1994; Warscaea diversifolia (Cogn.) Szlach. 1994; Warscaea platyunguis (Schltr.) Mytnik, Rutk. & Szlach. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 35: 30 1925; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 35: 30 1925 as C platyunguis; Flora Brasilica Fasc. 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C diversifolius; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;