Cyclopogon millei (Schltr.) Schltr.1920

Another Drawing????NOT!

Drawings By Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Collection Sheet

Specimen By Jany Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name Mille's Cyclopogon [American Orchid Enthusiast and Collector in South America earlier 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 800 to 3600 as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with elliptic, acute leaves gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate, wider below base leaves that blooms in the winter through mid-summer on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Distinguished by the large flowers with a flared apex to the lip with a suborbicular apical lobe, the one sided rachis, the loosely many flowered inflorescence, the disc of the lip cushion-like on the terminal lobe, and the pair of intramarginal, flat, conical calli at the base of the lip blade.

CAUTION!!! Dodson has 2 completely differnt drawings for this species. It appears that the 1st one is the most correct, but the only reason I think so is that in 2005 Dodson does not mention the 1989 drawing in a review of this species. Please use with caution!!!!!

Synonyms Beadlea millei (Schltr.) Garay 1978; *Spiranthes millei Schltr.1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as Spiranthes peruviana not = C millei drawing good; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Beadlea millei; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Beadlea millei drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 505 Dodson 1982 as Beadlea millei drawing fide tothe first drawing; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 428 Dodson 1989 drawing fide to the second drawing; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Escobar & Dodson 1993 drawing fide to the first drawing; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide tothe first drawing; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005 fide to the first drawing; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo good; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide