Sauroglossum corymbosum (Lindl.) Garay 1978

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Inflorescence and Flowers in situ Peru

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Common Name The Corymb Sauroglossum

Flower Size

Found in Peru and Bolivia on open hillsides and slopes at elevations around 1800 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 basal, [often not present at flowering] elliptic, oblong-elliptic to lanceoalte, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, stout to slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] long overall, rachis 2" [5 cm] long, subumbellate-congested, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pelexia corymbosa (Lindl.) Lindl. 1840; Spiranthes subumbellata C.Schweinf. 1941; *Synassa corymbosa Lindl. 1833;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Spiranthes subumbellata; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Synassa corymbosa;