Cyclopogon saccatus (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1920

Drawing by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


Common Name The Bag Cyclopogon [refers to the the lateral sepals forming a a small sack that covers the base of the lip]

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long

Found in Mexico in exposed locations at an elevation around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with fasciculate, tuberous roots giving rise to an erect stem without leavestha blooms in the later spring on an erect, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, enveloped below by several imbricating, inflated, acuminate sheaths, racemose, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long overall, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, spirally arranged, 20 to 30 flowered inflorescnece

Synonyms Beadlea saccata (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Gyrostachys saccata (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Kuntze 1891; Spiranthes pringlei var. minor Greenm. 1900; *Spiranthes saccata A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing fide;