Cyclopogon prasophyllus (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1920

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Collection sheet and drawing

Full shadeHotTo WarmWinter Spring

Common Name The Leek-Green Leaved Cyclopogon

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevtions of 400 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, .8 to 3.2" [2 to 8 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Beadlea prasophylla (Rchb.f.) Hamer & Garay 1981; Gyrostachys prasophylla (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Spiranthes epiphytica Schltr.1906; *Spiranthes prasophylla Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Spiranthes prasophyllum drawing good; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Spiranthes prasophylla photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing hmm; Icones Plantarum Tropicarm Plate 613 drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985 as Spiranthes prasophylla drawing good; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985 as Spiranthes prasophylla var cleistogama; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Beadlea prasophyllum drawing ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera, and Zamora 2005; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo ok; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018