Schiedeella llaveana [Lindl.] Schltr. 1920 Photo by © Julio Valdez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Plant ensitu Temalscaltepec Mexico 2300 meters Photos by © Eduoard Faria

EARLY

Common Name The Cerro Llaves Schiedeella [a Hill in Honduras]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica at elevations around 2300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with an erect stem carrying 1 to 2, green, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the purple spotted, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, long, slender, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying diurnally fragrant flowers.

There is a lot of variability in the species as can be seen between the 2 photos above. .

Synonyms Neottia micrantha Lex. 1825; Schiedeella alinae (Szlach.) Szlach. 1994; Schiedeella llaveana var. alinae Szlach. 1991; Schiedeella llaveana var. guerrerensis Szlach. 1991; Schiedeella llaveana subsp. szlachetkoana R.González 1999 publ. 2000; Schiedeella petiolata Schltr. 1923; Schiedeella transversalis (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1920; *Spiranthes llaveana Lindl. 1844; Spiranthes transversalis A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Cyclopogon tuerckheimii; Icones Plantarum Tropiocarum Plate 1269 Hamer 1985 drawing ok

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