!Codonorchis lessonii Lindl. 1840

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Common Name Lesson's Codonorchis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Argentina, the Falkland Islands and southern Chile at elevations around 20 to 1900 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 4 leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, slender, single flowered flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Calopogon lessonii (d'Urv.) Brongn. 1834; Codonorchis poeppigii Lindl. 1840; Codonorchis skottsbergii Kraenzl. 1910; Codonorchis tetraphylla (Poepp. & Endl.) L.O.Williams1938; Epipactis lessonii d'Urv. 1826; Pogonia lessonii (d'Urv.) Rchb.f. 1865; Pogonia lessonii var. poeppigii (Lindl.) Reiche 1910; Pogonia lessonii var. skottsbergii (Kraenzl.) Reiche 1910; Pogonia tetraphylla Poepp. & Endl 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 as Pogonia lessonii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 postage stamp fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 drawing/photo fide