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

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


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 ORQUIDEA (Méx . ) 8(1) 1981 as Schiedeella eriophora; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985 as Spiranthes eriophora; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Oestlundorchis eriophora drawing good; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 as Schiedeella eriphora drawing/photo fide; 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; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Oestlundorchis eriophora