!Wullschlaegelia aphylla (Sw.) Rchb.f. 1863

Photo by © Julio Larramendi


Photo by © Daniel Barthelemy


Common Name The Leafless Wullschlaegelia

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Surinam, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay in wet montane forests at elevations of 250 to 750 meter as a leafless, small sized, hot to warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a hairy stem covered with very small scales and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, terminal, racemose, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cranichis aphylla Sw.1788

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing hmm; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fideEncyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 not = W calcarata; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing good; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; not = W calcarata; Orquídea (Mexico City). 7(4): 1980 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; An Orchid Flora of Peurto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide;

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