Mesadenella atroviridis (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Drawing by Hoehne 1945 and Szlachetko 1993

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part Shade Warmfall

Common Name The Purple-Green Mesadenella

Flower Size 3/8" [9 mm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations up to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of ovoid to suborbicular, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the thin, elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, few flowered inflorescence with several, well spaced, lanceolate, acute, inflated bracts and longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cyclopogon atroviridis Barb.Rodr. 1882; Garaya atroviridis (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. 1993; Spiranthes atroviridis (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Cyclopogon atroviridis; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 as Cyclopogon atroviridis drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cyclopogon atroviridis drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 as Garaya atroviridis drawing good