Deiregyne callifera Salazar & Hernández-Cardona 2013

Photo by © Gerardo Salazar

Fragrancepart shadeCold Spring

Common Name The Callus Bearing Deiregyne [refers to the fleshy thickening on the labellum]

Flower Size

Found in Hidalgo state of Mexico in pine/oak forests at elevations of 2790 to 2840 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an acaulescent stem carryint 2 to 3, in a basal rosette, linear-lanceolate, acute, bluish green, withered to absent at blooming which occurs in the spring on an erect, terminal, completely glabrous, greenish-white, nearly completely enveloped by 8 to 15 papery, acuminate, whitish with brownish red veining, bracts, 5.6 to 14.8" [14 to 37 cm] long, rachis 1.6 to 3.4" [3.5 to 8.5 cm] long, 15 to 45 flowered inflorescence with transluscent, colorless, with reddish brown veins, ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, spirally arranged, delicately diurnally scented, mostly simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 photo fide; *Sociedad Botanica de Mexico Botanical Sciences 91 (2): 129-133 Salazar, Hernandez-Cardona and Machorro 2013 drawing/photo fide