!Stalkya muscicola (Garay & Dunst.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Drawing by © Rutkowski, Szlachetko Górniak and The Phylogeny and taxonomy of the subtribes Spiranthinae, Stenorrhynchidinae and Cyclopogoninae (Spirantheae, Orchidaceae) in Central and South America Web site

Common Name The Moss-Loving Stalkya

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Merida Venezuela on tree trunks amonst mosses at elevations of 3000 to 3100 meters as a rare mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an ovoid, finely pubescent, reclining tuber without roots giving rise to an erect stem carrying a single, clear green, soft, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, terete, pale green, very finely pubescent above, with light green, glabrous, close-fitting sheaths, peduncle to 4" [to 10 cm] long, rachis to 2" [to 5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Schiedeella muscicola (Garay & Dunst.) Garay & Dunst. 1979; *Spiranthes muscicola Garay & Dunst. 1966;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Spiranthes muscicola drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustratyed Field Guide Dunterville & Garay 1979 as Schiedeella muscicola drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Romero & Carnevali 2000 as Schiedeella muscicola drawing fide

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