Cyclopogon argyrifolius (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1877 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name The Silvery Leafed Cyclopogon

Flower Size 3/8" [9 mm]

Found in southeastern & southern Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with several, narrowly lanceolate, acute, light green striped dark green, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 16" [40 cm] long, brown, many flowered inflorescence with green, tubular, acute, bracts and with longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Beadlea argyrifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; *Spiranthes argyrifolia Barb.Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc. 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Fasc. 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range, ite History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing/photo fide;