Veyretia sagittata (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Szlach. 1995 Photo by Prof. Jose A Radins and his Flora de Missiones Blogspot Website

Full ShadeCold

Common Name or Meaning The Arrow-Shaped Veyretia

Flower Size

Found in French Guiana, Brazil and northern Argentina as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with basal, rosulate, linear-ligulate, acute, erect, thinly membraneous leaves that are not present at blooming on an erect, terminal, thin, enveloped by 6 to 7, spaced, membraneous to glabrous, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with long-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous to slightly puberulent, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Gyrostachys sagittata (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcoglottis sagittata (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Schltr. 1920; *Spiranthes sagittata Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881; Spiranthes sagittata var. depauperata Cogn. 1895; Veyretia sagittata var. depauperata (Cogn.) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Sarcocglottis sagittata; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Sarcocglottis sagittata drawing fide;

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