Lyroglossa pubicaulis (L.O.Williams) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Drawing by © Fritz Hamer andThe Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

deep Shade Warm LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Pubescent Colum Lyroglossa

Flower Size

Found in Mexico and Belize at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a slender, pubescent stemand carrying before flowering but not during, very small, basal, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, pubescent, few to several flowered inflorescence enveloped by 4 ovate-lanceolate, subscarious, semiamplexicaule sheaths and inflated floral bracts.

CAUTION The drawing is of a plant collected in Nicaragua and the other references that I have state that it does not come from Nicaragua so this may be wrong! Please use with caution.

Synonyms Schiedeella pubicaulis (L.O.Williams) Burns-Bal. 1981; *Spiranthes pubicaulis L.O.Williams 1946

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 8(1) MARCH 1981 as Schiedeela pubicaulis; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1229 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 ;