Sarcoglottis cerina (Lindl.) P. N. Don 1845


Plant in situ Mexico Photos by © A L de Macvean and The Arboretum de la Universidad Francisco Marroquin Website

Part Shade Warm to Cool

Common Name The Waxy Colored Sarcoglottis

Flower Size

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a rosette of elliptic, acute, basally clasping silver spotted leaves that are not present at blooming on a terminal, erect, 12" [30 cm] long, rachis 8" [20 cm] long, pubescentseveral to many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I Have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution. The description says silver spotted leaves, these certainly are not.

Synonyms Pelexia cerina (Lindl.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; *Spiranthes cerina Lindl. 1842; Zhukowskia cerina (Lindl.) Szlach., R.González & Rutk. 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol II Hamer 1974 as Spiranthes cerina drawing ok