Deiregyne eriophora (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982

Inflorescence Photos by Carlos Velazco Macias and his Naturaleza del Nuevo Leon WebPage

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Common Name The Wool Carrying Deiregyne

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Durango, Guerrero, Mexico, Morales, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca and Vera Cruz states of Mexico in grasslands and open areas in pine oak forests at elevations of 1500 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, rather stout, scapose, usually leafless at flowering stem, carrying basal, petiolate leaves, that blooms in the winter through spring on an erect, pilose, 6" [15 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence enveloped below by long-acuminate, whitish and nearly transparent, brown veined bracts and similar, pubescent, exceeding the fragrant, spirally arranged flowers in length, floral bracts.

Synonyms Oestlundorchis eriophora (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) Szlach. 1991; Sarcoglottis eriophora (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) Conz. 1947; Schiedeella eriophora (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) Schltr.1920; *Spiranthes eriophora B.L.Rob. & Greenm.1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985 as Spiranthes eriophora; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000 as Oestlundorchis eriophora drawing good; Genera Orchidacearaum Vol 3 Orchiodeae Part 2 Vanilloideae Pridgeon, Cribb. Chase & Rasmusen 2003 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 photo fide; ;

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