Sarcoglottis grandiflora (Lindl.) Klotzsch 1842 Photo Courtesy of Patricia Harding

Plant and Flowers Photo Courtesy of Alejandro Taborda

Part sunHot Spring THROUGHFall

Common Name The Large Flower Sarcoglottis

Flower Size 5/8" [1.66 cm]

Found at elevations of 280 to 1300 meters in Ecuador, Peru and Argentina in seasonally dry, montane, cloud forests as a small sized, hot growing, terrestrial herb with thick, fleshy roots, narrowly elliptical, white mottled, acute, basally clasping leaves that gradually taper to the conduplicate base and blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, erect, 34" [70 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate bracts and tubular, acute floral bracts that cover the ovary.

Synonyms Dothilis grandiflora (Hook.) Raf. 1837; Gyrostachys grandiflora (Hook.) Kuntze 1891; *Neottia grandiflora Hook 1827; Neottia macrantha Sweet 1830; Sarcoglottis acaulis var. grandiflora (Hook.) R.Knuth 1927; *Spiranthes grandiflora [Hkr.] Lindl. 1827; Spiranthes picta var. grandiflora (Hook.) L.O.Williams 1939

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 Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = S acaulis; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 283 Dodson 1980 drawing hmm; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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