Skeptrostachys paraguayensis (Rchb. f.) Garay 1982

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of German Roitman

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Common Name The Paraguayan Skeptrostachys

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

A medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial orchid found in Paraguay with an erect stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying elliptic, obtuse, graduakky narrowing below into the broadly conduplicate, petiolate base leaves grading to leaf-like bracts above that blooms on an erect, terminal, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear, acute, longer than the flower floral bracts.

Synonyms *Spiranthes paraguayensis Rchb. f. 1852; Stenorrhynchos pachystachyum Kraenzl. 1911; Stenorrhynchos paraguayense (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1895

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

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