Mesadenella tonduzii (Schltr.) Pabst & Garay 1953 Photo by © Catling & Brownell and The AMO Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter

Drawing Drawing by © Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Tonduz's Mesadenella [American Orchid Collector in Central America Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and northern Brazil? in evergreen tropical forests in low areas that periodically flood at elevations of 175 to 720 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with basal, glabrous, elliptic-lanceolate, wavy margins, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, reddish brown, 7.2" [18 cm] long overall, rachis 3.6" [9 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence enveloped by various green bracts and longer than the flower, lanceolate, acuminate, green with red margins, finely pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Mesadenella petenensis (L.O.Williams) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Spiranthes petenensis L.O.Williams 1973; *Spiranthes tonduzii Schltr. 1910; Spiranthes umbraticola L.O.Williams 1973; Stenorrhynchos petense (L.O.Williams) Burns-Bal. & E.W.Greenw. 1986; Stenorrhynchos tonduzii (Schltr.) Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Las Orquideas de el Slavador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 873 Hamer 1983 drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (1) ABRIL 1986 as Mesadenella petensis photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing ok; Of Men & Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 as Spiranthes tonduzii drawing fide;