Monographs Details: Spiranthes acaulis (Sm.) Cogn.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Schomburgk s.n., Jenman 5911, 5912, 5913; near Corentyne River, Jenman 235, I m Thurn s.n.; near Essequibo River, Jenman 1097; below Kaieteur Falls, in Gorge of Potaro River, in dark forest, terrestrial, "greenish white, upper pet. and sep. whitish, tinged with pink at apex. Lower sepals falcate-connivent," September 10, 1937, N. Y. Sandwith 1471. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Cerro Guaiquinima, Rio Paraqua, at shaded damp base of second escarpment, 1000 m alt., rare terrestrial, flowers greenish white, December 21, 1951, B. Maguire 32734. Middle America, TOBAGO and TRINIDAD (types of Neottia acaulis and Arethusa picta), ECUADOR, PERU, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, PARAGUAY and ARGENTINA.

Discussion:

Neottia acaulis J. E. Sm., Exot. Bot. 2: 91, t. 105. 1806.

Arethusa picta Anderson, Trans. Soc. Arts 25. 1807.

Sarcoglottis picta (Anderson) Kl., Allgem. Gartenz. 10: 106. 1842.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Ecuador South America| Peru South America| Bolivia South America| Brazil South America| Paraguay South America| Argentina South America|