Funkiella valerioi (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Salazar & Soto Arenas 2011 Drawing by Silvia Troyo


Common Name Valerio's Scaphyglottis [Costa Rican Collector of the type 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica in oak forests at elevations of 2400 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, ovoid to subglobose, pilose tubers giving rise to 2, ovate-lanceolate, in place during flowering, acute, long petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and earlier winter on an erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, laxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying whitish green flowers with a pale rose tinge.

Synonyms Schiedeella valerioi (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sheviak 1990; *Spiranthes valerioi Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Schiedeella valeroi