Mesadenella atroviridis (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Drawing by © Barbosa Rodrigues, Joćoand the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part Shade Warmfall

Common Name The Purple-Green Mesadenella

Flower Size 3/8" [9 mm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations up to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of ovoid to suborbicular, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the thin, elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, few flowered inflorescence with several, well spaced, lanceolate, acute, inflated bracts and longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cyclopogon atroviridis Barb.Rodr. 1882; Garaya atroviridis (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. 1993; Spiranthes atroviridis (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Cyclopogon atroviridis; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 as Cyclopogon atroviridis drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cyclopogon atroviridis drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 as Garaya atroviridis drawing good