Brachystele cyclochila (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920


Plant before blooming Photos by Professor Jose Radins and his Flora de Missiones Website

Common Name The Circular Lipped Brachystele

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 5, basal leaves that are not present at blooming, giving rise to a terminal, thin, erect, glabrous above stem enveloped by 8, acuminate sheaths that blooms in the fall on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination, Does not even seem to be within the genus, I need better references on this one, please use with caution!!!!

Synonyms Brachystele cycloglossa (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920; Brachystele spiranthoides Schltr. ex Mansf. 1928; *Spiranthes cyclochila Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Iconographia de Orchidaceas do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005;