Sarcoglottis homalogastra (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Schltr.1920

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi

Part Shade Warm to Cool LATE Summer to EARLYFall

Common Name The Smooth Bellied Sarcoglottis [refers to the sepals not having hair on the outside]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Argentina as a medium sized, warm to cool growing almost leafless at blooming terrestrial orchid with an erect, thick stem almost completely enveloped by the inferior , retusiusiculate bracts and the superior, with almost lanceolate, recurved, unequally retusiusculate apice bracts that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect to 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, densely many flowered cylindric inflorescence with non resupinate flowers and densely pilose ovaries, pedicels and the underside of the lip.

Synonyms Gyrostachys homalogastra (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Kuntze 1891; *Spiranthes homalogastra Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as Spiranthes homalogastra; 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 fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #5 2010 photo not ??????;