Sarcoglottis woodsonii (L.O.Williams) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Collection sheet by Harvard Herbaria

Common Name Woodson's Sarcoglottis [American Botanist and original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Panama in swampy meadows at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a slender rhizome giving rise to a slender, short stem carrying well developed basal, glabrous leaves that become bract-like and pubescent above, the oblong-elliptic to oval, acute to obtuse leaves are largest near the base and become bractlike towards the apex that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 4" [10 cm] long, congested, many flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, acuminate, pubescent dorsally floral bracts.

Synonyms *Spiranthes woodsonii L.O.Williams 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Spiranthes woodsonii;