Kreodanthus secundus (Ames) Garay 1977


Photo/Drawing by Hamer


Common Name The Secund Kreodanthus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, El Salvador and Panama in wet forests at elevations of 1950 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a decumbent becoming erect-ascending , green, shortly pubescent stem carrying various, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, undulate margin, dark green to pale green, conspicuous central nerve, sometimes white carinate beneath, dilated below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, peduncle 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with a triangular, glabrous floral bract and carrying white and brownish olive flowers.

Synonyms Erythrodes secunda (Ames) Ames 1915; *Physurus secundus Ames 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Physurus secundus; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 3 pg 8 Ames 1908 as Physurus secundus drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Erythrodes secunda drawing/photo fide;Selbyana Vol 10 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Speceis in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo ok