Deiregyne cf nonantzin (R.González ex McVaugh) Catling 1989 Photo by © Juan Carlos López Domínguez and THe Nature Watch Website

Common Name The Nonantzin Deiregyne [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of Mexico in pine/oak foress on hillsides and in openings at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with a 1 to 3 basal, soft, linear, tapering below into the subpetiolate base leaves that are absent at blooming in the spring on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, peduncle with 5 to 8, narrow, scarious, almost transluscent bracts, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with brown lined, conduplicate-clasping, gradually long acuminate floral bracts.

CAUTION The orchid above while close to the drawing below by McVaugh differsd slightly in the lip configuration, what worries me the most is that the orchid in the photograph was photographed in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico about 200 kilometers from the type locations.

Synonyms Oestlundorchis nonantzin (R.González ex McVaugh) Szlach. 1991; Schiedeella nonantzin (R.González ex McVaugh) Soto Arenas 1988; *Spiranthes nonantzin R.González ex McVaugh 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo- Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae McVaugh 1985 as Spiranthes nonantzin drawing good;