Schiedeella parasitica (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1920

Plant and Flowers in situ Arizona Photos by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Site

Collection sheet Scan By Herbarium of George B. Hinton and the Flickr Photo Site

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Common Name The Parasitic Schiedeella

Flower Size .25" [6mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in shady humid cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a single, dark green, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that mostly is absent as it blooms in the spring on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, purple, glabrous below, white pubescent above, few to several flowered inflorescence with purple, white spotted bracts and carrying distant, diurnally fragrant flowers

CAUTION Similar to Schiedeella faucisanguinea (Dod) Burns-Bal. ex A.E.Serna & López-Ferr. 1998 and may be conspecific, I have left them separatae pending more information

Synonyms Funkiella parasitica (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Salazar & Soto Arenas 2011; Schiedeella llaveana var. parasitica (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Szlach. 1991; *Spiranthes parasitica A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1270 Dodson Hamer 1984 drawing

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