Sarcoglottis uliginosa Barb.Rodr. 1877

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Marcelo Pedron and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cold MID Spring

Common Name The Swamp Living Sarcoglottis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Brazil and Misiones and Corrientes Argentina in swampy areas as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with numerous, basal, rosulate, erect, subsessile, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse to slightly acute, fleshy, clear green, concave, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, thin, enveloped by 2 to 3, submembraneous, slightly ventircose, pale green, oblong-lanceolate, pubescent bracts, 8 to 16" [20 5to 40 cm] long, glabrous below, villous above, lax, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescnece with erect, ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate, shortly and sparsely pilose, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Spiranthes uliginosa Barb.Rodr. 1877; Spiranthes uliginosa var. robusta Cogn. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II !3-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II !3-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 10 1998 photo fide;