Beloglottis costaricensis

(Reichenbach f.) Schlechter

Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 37: 365. 1920.

Illustrated
Basionym: Spiranthes costaricensis Reichenbach f. Bonplandia (Hanover) 3: 214. 1855
Synonyms: Gyrostachys costaricensis (Reichenbach f.) Kuntze
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 522. Mentioned on page 521, 523.

Plants to 40 cm. Roots 1–4, 1–6 cm × 3–8 mm. Stems subterranean or nearly so, short. Leaves fugacious, present or absent at time of flowering, 2–5, delicate, glabrous; petiole erect, slender, 2–4 cm; blade spreading, elliptic, 2–4.5 × 1.3–2 cm, apex acute. Inflorescences 6–35-flowered racemes, pubescent distally; scape 10–12.5 cm × 0.6–1 mm; bracts 5–6; floral bracts ovate, 5–12 mm, apex acuminate. Flowers white with green midveins, subsalverform; sepals connate at base, 1-veined, lanceolate, margins entire, apex acute to acuminate, abaxially pubescent; dorsal sepal 4–6 × 1.5 mm; lateral sepals oblique, 4.2–6 × 1.2 mm; petals 1-veined, linear, slightly falcate, 4 × 0.6 mm, apex acute, glabrous; lip adnate to base of column-foot, 3-veined, 4.5 × 1.5–2 mm, glabrous; claw 1.5 mm, auricles subulate, 0.7–0.8 mm, projecting basally, flanking column and column-foot; column slender, 2.5 mm, foot extending obliquely along ovary 1.5 mm without forming mentum; pedicellate ovary 3–4 mm, sparsely pubescent. Capsules 4–6 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Hammocks, in humus
Elevation: 0–10 m

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America

Discussion

Beloglottis costaricensis has been questionably recorded in South America.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Beloglottis costaricensis"
self-pollination +
concave +  and ovate +
glabrous +  and pubescent +
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br />) +
James D. Ackerman +
(Reichenbach f.) Schlechter +
subdecurrent +
cordate +
Spiranthes costaricensis +
indehiscent +
not articulate +
conduplicate +  and plicate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
flattened +, triangular +  and cylindric +
1.3cm;2cm +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
slender +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +  and Central America +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
0–10 m +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
3-merous +, sessile +  and pedicellate +
Hammocks, in humus +
lateral +  and terminal +
denticulate +, elongate-rounded +, rounded +, 3-lobed +, sagittate +  and canaliculate +
denticulate +, elongate-rounded +, rounded +, 3-lobed +, sagittate +  and canaliculate +
0.42 cm4.2 mm <br />0.0042 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
petiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
duplicate +, convolute +, whorled +, opposite +, distichous +  and alternate +
fugacious +
cauline +  and basal +
reduced +
4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br /> (?) +
clawed +
larger +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
differing in form and color +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
1-many-flowered +  and cymose +
pendent +  and erect +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar–Apr. +
Beih. Bot. Centralbl. +
6-35-flowered +
slender +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +  and 6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (?) +
aerial +  and subterranean +
1 +  and 4 +
3mm +  and 8mm +
2-dentate +  and 2-cleft +
10cm;12.5cm +
0.6mm;1mm +
minute +
subparallel +
lanceolate +
foliaceous +
not +  and alike +
Illustrated +
rhizomatous +
nearly +  and subterranean +
proliferous +
thickened +  and stout +
concave +  and convex +
Gyrostachys costaricensis +
Beloglottis costaricensis +
Beloglottis +
species +
annual +  and perennial +
aquatic +, lithophytic +, terrestrial +  and epiphytic +
saprophytic +, photosynthetic +  and mycotrophic +