Sarcoglottis biflora (Vell.) Schltr.1920

Flower closeup Photos by Alexandre "LexLeather" and his Flickr Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by by Friedrich Reinhardt-Verlag, Basel, Switzerland and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium

Part Shade Warm to Cool LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The 2 Flowered Sarcoglottis

Flower Size 3/8" [9 mm]

Found in Brazil as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette of ovate, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, 10" [25 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with a few, spaced, lanceolate, acute bracts and lanceolate, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Sarcoglottis lithophila (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1877; *Serapias biflora Vell. 1831; Spiranthes biflora (Vell.) Cogn. 1895; Spiranthes lithophila Barb.Rodr.1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide