!Funkiella hymenalis (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1920

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Another Flower

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Another Flower

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Common Name The Delicate Funkiella

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Chihuahua, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico, District federal, Quintana Roo, Tlax, Oaxaca, Puebla, Hidalgo states of Mexico as well as Guatemala on humid slopes and rocks, grassy places, bluffs and pine/fir forests at elevations of 2200 to 3800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial as a slender, glabrous plant with 1 to 3, basal or in the lower part of the stem, linear-lanceolate, acute, petiolate leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, terminal, 2 to 4 flowered, pubescent inflorescence with sessile flowers that stand at right angles to the stem.

Synonyms Schiedeella hyemalis (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Burns-Bal. 1981; *Spiranthes hyemalis A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Spiranthes pauciflora (Rchb.f.) Benth. ex Hemsl. 1884; Stenorrhynchos pauciflorum Rchb.f. 1856

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 197; ORQUIDEA (Méx . ) 8(1) 1981 as Schiedeela hymenalis; Flora Novo-Galaciana McVaugh 1985 as Spiranthes hyemalis; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 as Schiedeella hyemalis drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018