Mesadenus tenuissimus (L.O.Williams) Garay 1980 publ. 1982

Drawing Photo/Drawing by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


Common Name The Thinnest Mesadenus

Flower Size .18" [4.5 mm] long

Found in Morelos and Oaxaca states of Mexico in grasslands within oak forests and deciduous forests at elevations around 1400 to 1700 meters as a just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with fasiculate-tuberous roots giving rise to 2 to 4, basal, elliptic, evanescent and not present at bloming leaves that blooms in the later winter on an erect stem enveloped by tubular bracts, to 6" [15 cm] long, rachis racemose, to 6" [15 cm] long, more or less densely, 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying white with rose colored flowers.

Synonyms Brachystele tenuissima (L.O.Williams) Burns-Bal. 1986; *Spiranthes tenuissima L.O.Williams 1946

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide;