Skeptrostachys balanophorostachya (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Photo by Marcelo Pedron and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The ? Skeptrostachys

Flower Size

Found in Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem enveloped by linear-lanceolate, acute, close sheaths that blooms on an erect, terminal, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear, longer than the flower floral bracts.

Synonyms Gyrostachys balanophorostachya Kuntze 1891; Sarcoglottis multiflora Barb.Rodr. 1882; Skeptrostachys montevidensis (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Skeptrostachys stenophylla (Cogn.) Szlach. 1994; *Spiranthes balanophorostachya Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881; Spiranthes multiflora (Barb.Rodr.) B.D.Jacks 1895; Stenorrhynchos balanophorostachyum (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Cogn. 1895; Stenorrhynchos canterae Barb.Rodr. 1901; Stenorrhynchos montevidense Barb.Rodr. 1907; Stenorrhynchos polyanthum Kraenzl. 1911; Stenorrhynchos stenophyllum Cogn. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Stenorrhynchus balanophorostachys drawing ok;