! Sotoa confusa (Garay) Salazar 2010

Photo by © Salazar and Ballesteros-Barrera and The Lankesteriana Website


Common Name The Confused Sotoa

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Big Bend National Park Texas, Coahuila, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Puebla, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí states of Mexico and the Distrito Federal in semi-arid regions, including seasonally dry pine-oak and juniper-oak forest, tropical deciduous forest,various types of xerophilous scrub, and wastelands and induced pastures at elevations around 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with small tubers giving rise to a basal rosette of a few lanceolate to linear leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer without leaves on an erect, 10 to 20" [25 to 50 cm] long, racemose, several flowered inflorescence carrying up tp 15, sessile flowers

Synonyms *Deiregyne confusa Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Funkiella confusa (Garay) Szlach. 2005; Funkiella durangensis subsp. confusa (Garay) Szlach. 1991; Schiedeella confusa (Garay) Espejo & López-Ferr. 1997; Spiranthes confusa (Garay) Kartesz & Gandhi 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9: 490 Solano 2010 drawing/photo fide Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Deiregyne confusa photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 as Schiedella confusa photo fide; *Lankesteriana 9(3): 491—504. Salazar & Ballesteros-Barrera 2010 Photos fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Funkiella confusa