Sacoila argentina (Griseb.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Drawing by Hoehne and Wiki-Media Website

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Argentina Sacoila

Flower Size

Found in Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina as a medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 4 basal, fasiculate, large, erect, elliptic-oblong, acute to a bit obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, stout, 20 to [50 to 100 cm] long, enveloped by distant acuminate bracts, rachis 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, very compact, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, long-acuminate, glabrous, longer than the flowers, erect-patent, thinly membranaceous floral bracts.

Synonyms *Stenorrhynchos argentinum Griseb. 1879; Stenorrhynchos argentinum var. minor Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing ok;

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