Sacoila squamulosa (Kunth) Garay 1980 publ. 1982

Photo by © Julio Larramendi

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © HBK and The Plant Illustration Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Finely Scaled Sacoila

Flower Size

Found in Florida, Costa Rica, Caymans, Cuba, Leewards and Colombia as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, basally rosulate, elliptic to broadly-lanceoalte, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that are usually absent a blooming, with an erect, stout, terminal, with 8 scurfy, long-acuminate sheaths to 24" [60 cm] long, rachis to 5.6" [14 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acuminate, scurfy, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

CAUTION Appears to be similar to and often is cited as a synonym of S lanceolata, I like Kew and Nir have left it separate pending better references.

Synonyms *Neottia squamulosa Kunth 1816; Sacoila lanceolata var. squamulosa (Kunth) Szlach. 1994; Spiranthes squamulosa (Kunth) León 1946; Stenorrhynchos squamulosum (Kunth) Spreng. 182

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 as syn of S lanceolata; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Larramendi & Llamacho 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2016 as Neottia squamulosa drawing fide;