!Schiedeella saltensis Schltr. 1920

Flower Closeup Photos by Carl Luer Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

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Common Name The El Salto Schiedeella [A town in Mexico]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Texas and Mexico on grassy slopes and glades in oak/pine forests at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terresrial with an erect stem partially enveloped by distant tubular, acuminate sheaths and no leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, shortly pilose, several [to 15] flowered inflorescence carrying successively opening, diurnally fragrant flowers

Synonyms Deiregyne durangensis (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Funkiella durangensis (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Szlach. 1991; Schiedeella durangensis (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Burns-Bal. 1986; Spiranthes durangensis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1935; *Spiranthes saltensis Ames 1908;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985 as Spiranthes durangensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 as Funkiella durangensis