Sarcoglottis metallica (Rolfe) Schltr. 1920 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

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Common Name or Meaning The Metallic Sarcoglottis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in venexuela, Guyana and Brazil in evergreen lowlands and lower montane forests at elevations around 100 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial often found along roadsides with a basal rosette of large, soft, variegated green with white, deciduous leaves and blooms in the fall in Brazil on an erect, 20" [50 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Sarcoglottis maasorum Pabst 1979; *Spiranthes metalica Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 as Spiranthes acaulis drwaing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003

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