Sarcoglottis schwackei (Cogn.) Schltr. 1920 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shade CoolSpring

Common Name Schwacke's Sarcoglottis [German Mining Engineer and Orchid Collector in Brasil 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Brazil at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by lanceolate, inflated, acute bracts that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with broadly lanceolate, acute, as long as the flower floral bracts.

Synonyms *Spiranthes schwackei Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-432 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-432 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing fide

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