!Microthelys minutiflora (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Garay 1980 publ. 1982

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Common Name The Small Flowered Microthelys

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]long

Found in Mexico and Guatemala on extremely sunny, sandy slopes at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with fasciculate-tuberous roots giving rise to 1 or 2, basal, petiolate, elliptic leaves that are not present at flowering, that blooms in the winter on an erect stem enveloped by tubular, acute to acuminate sheaths, 6” [15 cm] long, rachis, racemose, to 3” [7.5 cm] long, ascending, spiralling, laxly to about 7 flowered inflorscence with whitish green flowers with a scarlet spot on the lip.

Synonyms Brachystele minutiflora (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Burns-Bal. 1986; Galeottiella minutiflora (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Szlach. 1991; Mesadenus minutiflorus (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1920; *Spiranthes minutiflora A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide;