Cyclopogon variegatus Barb.Rodr. 1882

Plant and Flowers Photos by by Spiro Kasomenakis and The Greek Orchid Society Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower?

Flower Closeup? Photos by by Gilberto Khouri and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Leaves in situ Photo by by The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do SUl Website

Drawing Drawing by by Alfred Cogniaux

Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Variegated Cyclopogon [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Districto Federal area of Brazil at elevations around 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of 3 to 4, ovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with spaced, lanceolate, acute bracts and shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Beadlea variegata (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Cyclopogon bradei Schltr.1922; Spiranthes variegata (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fac 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing good; The Organ Mountain Range, ite History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing fide/photo fide