!Lyroglossa grisebachii (Cogn.) Schltr. 1921

Photo by Lou Menzes

Part sun Hot to Warm Winter

Common Name Grisebach's Lyroglossa [German Botanist in West Indies later 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuelal, Colombia and Brazil in open savannahs as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with rather numerous, clustered, linear-clavate tuberoids giving rise to an erect, slender, aphyllus, tomentose stem carrying only a few distant, densely villose, oblong-lanceoalte sheaths that blooms on a rather laxly, few flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, tomentose floral bracts

Synonyms Lyroglossa bicolor Schltr. 1920; Lyroglossa euglossa (Kraenzl.) Hoehne & Schltr. 1922; Lyroglossa grisebachii var. euglossa (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 1994; Lyroglossa grisebachii var. spirata (Hoehne) Szlach. 1994; Lyroglossa spirata (Hoehne) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Spiranthes bicolor Griseb. 1864; Spiranthes euglossa Kraenzl.1915; *Spiranthes grisebachii Cogn. 1895; Spiranthes spirata Hoehne 1919; Stenorrhynchos bicolor Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as L euglossa drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as L euglossa drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad And Tobago Schultes 1960; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 as Spiranthes grisebachii; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 as Lyroglossa spirata; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide