Schiedeella garayana R.González 1992 Photo by © Julio Valdez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

LATER EARLY

Common Name The Garay's Schiedeella [American Botanist and Orchidologist Dies 2016]

Flower Size .3” [7.5 mm] long

Found in Jalisco and Michoacan states of Mexico pine forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with fasciculate-tuberous roots giving rise to a rosette of leaves not present at blooming that blooms in the later winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, brown, pubescent, scapose, peduncle to 10” [25 cm] long, racemose, rachis to 3” [7.5 cm] long, more or less spirally arranged, laxly10 to 14 flowered inflorescence with small, inconspicuous, brownish green floral bracts and carrying diurnally fragrant, brown red flowers witha white lip.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Slalzar etal 2008 photo fide;

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