Hapalorchis lineatus (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920 Photo by © Marcos Aurelio

Inflorescence Photo by © Marcos Aurelio

Fragrance Deep Shade Warm Cold LATEWinter Spring

Common Name The Linear Hapalorchis

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations around 1200 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized warm to cold growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying several, basal, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, terminal, glabrous below and pilose above, 4" [10 cm] long, laxly several to many flowered inflorescence with the fragrant flowers held in a spiral and having, inflated, acuminate floral bracts that cover the ovary of each flower.

Synonyms Cyclopogon amabilis (Ames) Acuña 1939; Cyclopogon candidus (Kraenzl.) Pabst 1974; Cyclopogon lineatus (Lindl.) Pabst 1974; Cyclopogon micranthus (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1877; Cyclopogon pauciflorus (Porto & Brade) Pabst 1974; Gyrostachys lineata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Hapalorchis candidus (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920; Hapalorchis cheirostyloides Schltr. 1919; Hapalorchis lineatus (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920; Hapalorchis lineatus var. brevicaulis Hoehne 1945; Hapalorchis micranthus (Barb.Rodr.) Hoehne 1945; Hapalorchis pauciflorus Porto & Brade 1937; Hapalorchis tenuis (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919; Sauroglossum candidum Kraenzl. 1911; Sauroglossum tenue Lindl. 1858; Spiranthes amabilis Ames 1923; Spiranthes cheirostyloides (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1941; Spiranthes fawcettii Cogn. 1909; Spiranthes lineata Lindl. 1840; Spiranthes micrantha Barb.Rodr. 1877; Spiranthes tenuis Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list as Hapalorchis lineata , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as S fawcettii; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as S fawcettii drawing hmm; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten I Venezuela Schlechter 1919 as Hapalorchis cheirostyloides; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Hapalorchis micranthus drawing ok to the second photo; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing ok to the first photo; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1953 as Hapalorchis/Cyclopogon micranthus drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1953 as Hapalorchis lineatus var brevicaulis drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing ok to the first photo; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Hapalorchis lineatus var brevicaulis drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Spiranthes micrantha; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Spiranthes lineata drawing agrees quite well; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 as Spiranthes lineatum, AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 as Spiranthes tenuis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Spiranthes tenuis drawing close to second photo; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cyclopogon candidus drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cyclopogon lineatus drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cyclopogon micranthus drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Hapalorchis cheirostyloides drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Spiranthes tenuis drawing fide to second photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 533 Dodson Vasquez 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 773 Hamer 1982 as Spiranthes tenuis drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountains of the Mata Atlantica in southern Brazil Miller and Warren 1994 as Cyclopogon candidus drawing fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Hapalorchis cheirostyloides drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Spiranthes tenuis drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Hapalorchis cheirostyloides ; The Organ Mountain Range, its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as Cyclopogon candidus drawing ok/photo ok

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