Brachystele camporum (Lindl.) Schltr. 1920


Plant and Flowers in situ Uruguay Photos by Andres Gonzales

Common Name The Campos Brachystele

Flower Size 1/4" [9 mm]

Found in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina near ponds and lakes at elevations around sea level to 100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that has no leaves at blooming with an erect stem partially enveloped by lanceolate, acute bracts that blooms in the fall on an erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, many flowered, conical inflorescence

Synonyms Gyrostachys camporum (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Spiranthes camporum Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good;