!Wullschlaegelia aphylla (Sw.) Rchb.f. 1863 Photos by Daniel Barthelemy

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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 hmm; Encyclopedia 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 1960 drawing ok; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = W calcarata; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; An Orchid Flora of Peurto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995

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