Spiranthes graminea Lindl. 1840

Inflorescence

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

Fragrance LATE EARLY

Common Name The Grass-Like Spiralis

Flower Size .01" [.25 mm]

Found in Arizona, Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua at elevations of sea level to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing growing terrestrial with long grasslike, basal leaves grading to bractsa above, that are not present at flowering which is in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, 10" [25 cm] long, glabrous, terete, enveloped by glabrous, acute sheaths, rachis 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Gyrostachys graminea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Spiranthes graminea var. walteri A.Gray 1867

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1177 Hamer 1984 drawing ok; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide;

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