Wullschlaegelia calcarata Bentham 1881

Photo by © Jose D Alicea and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Photo by Mark Nir and Orchidaceae Antillannae

Full shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Spurred Wullschlaegelia

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Surinam, Guyana, French Guiana, northern Brazil, Dominican Republic, the Leewards, the Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial herb at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters that has tuberous roots with a slender, erect, flexuous, finely pubescent stem blooming in the spring on an erect, terminal, stout, 7" [17.5 cm] long, racemose, few to many flowered inflorescence with very small, resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as W aphylla drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257 - 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as W aphylla drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Orquídea (Mexico City). 7(4): 1980 drawing fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 7 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018