Sarcoglottis assurgens (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1920

Photo by © EA and The Flora de la Penninsula de Yucatan


Photo by © W J Hayden


Common Name The Ascending Sarcoglottis

Flower Size .56” [1.4 cm] long

Found in southern Mexico and Guatemala in oak forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with fasciculate-tuberous roots giving rise to a rosette of leaveds that are not present at blooming which occurs in the early spring on an erect, scapose, 8” [20 cm] long, stem enveloped completely by imbricate, lowermost inflated, clasping above braacts, racemose, 3” [7.5 cm] long, 9 to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gyrostachys assurgens (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Spiranthes acaulis var. assurgens (Rchb.f.) Correll 1947; Spiranthes assurgens Rchb.f. 1866; Spiranthes picta var. assurgens (Rchb.f.) Ames & Correll 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001 photo fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018