Cyclopogon oliganthus (Hoehne) Hoehne & Schltr. 1926 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista Photo by Ismael Nilton Vischi and Orchidstudium

Plant in situ Argentina Photo by The Flores de Misiones Blogspot

Partial shade cool Cold MIDWinter

Common Name The Few Flowered Cyclopogon

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Brazil, Uruguay and northern Argentina as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a few suborbicular, obtuse to round, abruptly narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid winter on a terminal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with a few, tubular, acute bracts with twisted, clinging almost as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Beadlea oligantha (Hoehne) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; *Spiranthes oligantha Hoehne 1918; Warscaea oligantha (Hoehne) Szlach. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok