Cyclopogon rimbachii Schltr. 1921

Drawing by Foldats

Collection sheet

Part Shade Cold

Common Name Rimbach's Cyclopogon [

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 2550 meters as a medium to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with thick, tuberous, wooly roots giving rise to 3 to 7, in a basal rosette, present at blooming, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, subrounded to cuneate below into the slender, canaliculate petiolate base leves that blooms on a terminal, erect, peduncle 9.2 to 18" [23 to 45 cm] long, glabrous below becoming pilose apically, enveloped by various, distant, tubular, acute bracts, rachis spicate, 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long, sublax to lax, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts carrying bronze-green to greenish white flowers

Synonyms Beadlea rimbachii (Schltr.) Garay 1978; Spiranthes rimbachii (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Fl. Ecuador 9(225: 1): 272 Garay 1978 as Beadlea rimbachii; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014; LANKESTERIANA 19(2).125 - 193 Ossenbach & Jenny 2019 collection sheet fide