Veyretia aphylla (Ridl.) Szlach. 1995

Drawing by Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 2nd series: Botany, vol. 2(13) (1881-1887) and The Plant Illustration Website

Full Shade

Common Name or Meaning The Leafless Veyretia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia as a small sized terrestrial with an erect, lightly sinuous scape that blooms on a 2.4 to 2.7" [6 to 7 cm] long, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence enveloped by 5 to 6, sub-foliaceous, longly acuminate, sparsely pubescent sheaths and erect-patent, very concave, narrowly lanceolate, longly acuminate, glabrous, floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pelexia aphylla Ridl. 1887; Sarcoglottis aphylla (Ridl.) Schltr. 1919; Spiranthes aphylla (Ridl.) Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Sarcoglottis aphylla; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 as Spiranthes aphylla; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Sarcoglottis aphylladrawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 20(2): 67216. Ossenbach & Jenny 2020 as Pelexia aphylla drawing fide