Physogyne sparsiflora (C.Schweinf.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Drawing Tamayo © and The Herbario AMO Website

Full sun Cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Sparsely Flowered Physogyne

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morelos and Jalisco states of Mexico in tropical forests along rims of arroyos in full sun at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte or less so terrestrial with erect pubescent, fasciculate, tuberous roots giving rise to basal, cuneate, sometimes present at blooming leaves that blooms in the late winter through early spring on an erect stem enveloped completely by various, approximate,. imbricate sheaths, terminating in the upper third, a short , laxly many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Schiedeella sparsiflora (C.Schweinf.) Burns-Bal. 1981; *Spiranthes sparsiflora C.Schweinf. 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): . Tamayo 1993 drawing fide; 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 as Schiedeella sparsiflora drawing/photo fide;