!Aulosepalum tenuiflorum (Greenm.) Garay 1980 publ.1982 Photo by © Gaudi Uribe Puebla

Common Name The Delicately Flowered Deiregyne

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long

Found in Morelos and Guerrero states of Mexico in dry oak forests and deciduous tropical forests at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with fasiculate-tuberous roots giving rise to a rosette of various leaves that are absent at blooming that occurs in the winter on an erect, red, peduncle to 12" [30 cm] long, enveloped by papery, tubular, acute to acuminate, imbricating sheaths, rachis 4" [10 cm] long, laxly 20 to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying white infused with pink, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Deiregyne tenuiflora (Greenm.) Burns-Bal. 1986; Deiregynopsis tenuiflora (Greenm.) Rauschert 1982; Gamosepalum tenuiflorum (Greenm.) Schltr. 1920; Sarcoglottis tenuiflora (Greenm.) Conz. 1947; *Spiranthes tenuiflora Greenm. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf SchlechterDie Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Gamosepalum tenuiflorum; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11: 1988 as Deiregyne tenuiflora photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005 photo fide