!Veyretia hassleri (Cogn.) Szlach. 1995

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers in situ Brazil

Photo by Luis Filipe Varella

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Common Name Hassler's Veyretia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Brazil and Paraguay as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, thin, glabrous below, glandulous-pilose above stem enveloped by glabrous, acute, strongly appressed sheaths and carrying a few, basal, rosulate, linear-ligulate, acute, erect, thinly membraneous, not present at blooming which occurs in the late spring on a terminal, erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, rachis 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, long acuminate, glabrous, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Sarcoglottis hassleri (Cogn.) Schltr.1920; *Spiranthes hassleri Cogn.1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Sarcoglottis hassleri; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001;

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