Sarcoglottis schaffneri (Rchb.f.) Ames 1905

Flower Closeup

Plant in situ in Mexico Photos by © Edouard Faria

Full ShadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name Schaffner's Sarcoglottis [German Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial herb with basal, green, silver rayed, silver beneath, strongly carinate leaves that bloom in the spring on an erect, reddish brown, glabrous below, white pubescent above, 20" [50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Gyrostachys latifolia (Torr. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Gyrostachys schaffneri (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pelexia richardiana (Schltr.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Pelexia saccata Rolfe 1895; Pelexia schaffneri (Rchb.f.) Ames 1905; Potosia schaffneri (Rchb.f.) R.González & Szlach. ex Mytnik 2003; Potosia zamororae (Ames) R.González & Szlach. ex Mytnik 2003; Sarcoglottis latifolia Schlt. 1920; Sarcoglottis pubilabia Ames 1923; Sarcoglottis richardiana (Schltr.) Salazar & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003; Sarcoglottis zamororae Ames 1923; Satyrium vallisoletanum Lex. 1825; Spiranthes arseniana Kraenzl. 1915; Spiranthes emiliae M.C.Johnst. 1981; Spiranthes latifolia A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Spiranthes richardiana Schltr. 1918; *Spiranthes schaffneri Rchb.f. 1857; Zhukowskia richardiana (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Rutk.2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Hamer Vol 2 1974 as Spiranthes schaffneri drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Pelexia schaffneri; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Pelexia schaffneri drawing hmm; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Pelexia schaffneri photo fide; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 11. DICIEMBRE 1988 as Deiregyne arseniana; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide;Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as S richardiana drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide