Cyclopogon comosus (Rchb.f.) Burns-Bal. & E.W.Greenw. 1986 Photo by Hamer

Drawing Drawing by Hagsater & Salazar and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Hirsute Cyclopogon

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with basal, in a rosette, dark green silvery striped, acute, gradually narrowing below into a short petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, 6.8" [17 cm] long, apically villose, laxly to 10 flowered inflorescence enveloped by 4 to 5, small towards the apex, clear purple, acuminate sheaths.

Synonyms Beadlea comosa (Rchb.f.) Hamer & Garay 1981; Gyrostachys comosa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Spiranthes comosa Rchb.f. 1845;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquideas de el Slavador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Beadlea comosa drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Beadlea comosus drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 10 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchidoideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2003 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera, and Zamora 2005; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo ok; Orchids from the Serrania Del Baudo Choco Colombia Misas 2005 drawing/photo not = ?; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;