Veyretia simplex (Griseb.) Szlach. 1995 Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade HotWinter EARLIER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Modest Veyretia

Flower Size

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous below, pilose above stem covered in various tubular sheaths that blooms in the winter and earlier spring on an erect, terminal, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, laxly 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts that are longer than the ovary.

Synonyms Gyrostachys simplex (Griseb.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcoglottis simplex (Griseb.) Schltr. 1920; Sarcoglottis tenuis Schltr. 1922; Spiranthes cordatiloba C.Schweinf. 1962; Spiranthes longiauriculata C.Schweinf. 1962; *Spiranthes simplex Griseb. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Sarcocglottis tenuis; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Sarcocglottis tenuis drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Orchidaceae Part 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide;

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