Sarcoglottis fasciculata (Vell.) Schltr. 1920 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common NameThe Fasciculate Sarcoglottis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil and Argentina as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem partially enveloped by lanceolate, acute bracts and carrying 5 to 6, basal, broad, oblong-ligulate, acute, long attenuate intothe base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Sarcoglottis ornithocephala Barb.Rodr. 1882; *Serapias fasciculata Vell. 1831 ; Spiranthes fasciculata (Vell.) Cogn. 1895; Spiranthes ornithocephala (Barb.Rodr.) B.D.Jacks. 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; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide

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