Cyclopogon inaequilaterus (Poepp. & Endl.) Schltr. 1920 Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Unequal Cyclopogon

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, basal, variegated, elliptic to obliquely elliptic, acute to obtuse, basally rounded into the channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, slender, puberulent, to 2' [60 cm] long overall, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with several remote sheaths and linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Distinguished by the basal lobe of the lip being about equal to the width of the upper lobe, the calli at the base of the lip marginal, and the apex of the rostellum wrapped arounf the pollina.

Synonyms Beadlea inaequilatera (Poepp. & Endl.) Garay 1978; Cyclopogon moyobambae Schltr. 1921; Gyrostachys inaequilatera (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze 1891; *Spiranthes inaequilatera Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Stigmatosema inaequilatera (Poepp. & Endl.) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 47: 108 1929 as C moyobame drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as C moyobambae; Orchidsof Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Spiranthes inequalilatera; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Beadlea inequalilatera drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 403 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Escobar & Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson/Luer 2005