Cyclopogon elegans Hoehne 1944

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Leaves in situ Sao Paulo

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full shadeCoolTo Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Elegant Cyclopogon [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Brazil and northern Argentina at eelvations around 1200 meterse as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a few basal, ovate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, thin, 12" [30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with 2, well spaced, lanceolate acute bracts and shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Beadlea elegans (Hoehne) Garay 1980 publ. 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; The Organ Mountain Range, ite History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 8 2009 photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing good/photo ok