Cyclopogon bicolor (Ker Gawl.) Schltr. 1919

Photo by Jose A Radins and Flora de Misiones Website

Top View of Flower

Plant in situ Brazil

Photos by Rafael Bortoloti, and his Orquidario San Rafael Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Friedrich Reinhardt-Verlag, Basel, Switzerland and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium


Common Name or Meaning The Two-Colored Cyclopogon

Flower Size

Found in Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial orchid with several, erect, elliptic, obtuse to acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, 12" [30 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, well spaced bracts and longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Beadlea bicolor (Ker Gawl.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Cyclopogon bicolor var. minor Hoehne 1945; Cyclopogon pubescens Barb.Rodr. 1877; Gyrostachys bicolor (Ker Gawl.) Kuntze 1891; Lyroglossa pubescens (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1920; *Neottia bicolor Ker Gawl. 1824; Spiranthes bicolor (Ker Gawl.) Lindl. 1824; Spiranthes pubescens Barb.Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Spiranthes bicolor; Flora Brasilica Fasc. 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 Flora Brasilica Fasc. 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Antillane Nir 2000; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing good/photo hmm; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014