Microthelys nutantiflora (Schltr.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Nodding Flowered Microthelys

Flower Size

Found in Guatemala and Costa Rica at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, few flowered inflorescence

Differs from M minutiflora by the lack of the cinnabar-red callus and has a different rostellum.

Synonyms Cyclopogon nutantiflorus (Schltr.) Schltr. 1920; Funkiella nutantiflora (Schltr.) Salazar & Soto Arenas 2011; Galeottiella nutantiflora (Schltr.) Szlach. 1991; *Spiranthes nutantiflora Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;