Brachystele subfiliformis (Cogn.) Schltr. 1920

Inflorescence Photos by Jacques Klein and his Orquideas do Rio Grande Do Sul Website


Common Name The Almost Filiform Brachystele

Flower Size .25" [6.5 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina states of Brazil as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial to lithophyte in sandy, dry soils with an erect stem enveloped by delicate, membranaceous, thin, clear green, leaf-like, acuminate, pilose above, glabrous on the inside sheaths that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, rachis .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with long-lanceolate, long-acuminate, much longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms *Spiranthes subfiliformis Cogn. 1906

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