Cyclopogon truncatus (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920

Inflorescence Photos by Orquideas da Mata Altlantica WebSite

Another Flower??? NOT ???

Flower Closeup ???NOT???

Plant ???NOT??? Photos by Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

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Common Name or Meaning The Truncate Cyclopogon [refers to the truncate lip]

Flower Size .25" [6.25 mm]

Found in Bolivia and Brazil in wet montane forests on steep embankments at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing, terrestrial to low level trunk epiphytic orchid with 5, basal, rosulate, dark green, mottled lighter green, oblanceolate to round, undulate margins, abruptly narrowing below into the reddish, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, stiff, fleshy, spicate, brown, to 10" [25 cm] long, rachis to 3.6" [9 cm] long,. to 20 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!! The 2 Flowers represented above in photos are completely differnt but they both fit the descritions fairy well of the species. I am stuped as to which one is correct. The second set by Katia are almost perfect to Dodoson's 1989 description. The first set is very close to Hoehne's description and drawings, I am stumped.

Synonyms Beadlea truncata (Lindl.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Gyrostachys truncata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Spiranthes truncata Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 drawing good to the first set; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0315 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing good to the second set; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 as Beadlea truncata photo okish;