(pronounced: shee-deh-EL-lah)


Cranichideae subtribe Spiranthinae


Honoring C. J. Wilhelm Schiede, a prominent 19th century botanical collector in Mexico.


A genus of 10 species in Mexico and Mesoamerica. This generic limits of Schiedeella have been confused with those of Deiregyne. Schiedeella is divided into two subgenera. Flowers of Schiedeella subg. Schiedeella produce a slender elongate rostellum with a

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Balogh, P. 1981. Notas sobre nomenclatura del género Schiedeella. Orquídea (Mex.) 8(1):37-40.

González-Tamayo, R. 2000. A new subspecies of Schiedeella llaveana (Orchidaceae) from western Mexico. Bol. Inst. Bot. Univ. Guadalajara 7(1-3):79-84.

Szlachetko, D. L. 1991. Notes on the genera Schiedeella and Funkiella (Orchidaceae: Spiranthinae). Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 36(1):13-21.

Szlachetko, D. L. 1992. Genera and species of the subtribe Spiranthinae (Orchidaceae). 2. A revision of Schiedeella. Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37(1):157-204.

Szlachetko, D. L. and C. J. Sheviak 1990. A new Schiedeella (Orchidaceae: Spiranthinae) from Guatemala. Rhodora 92(869):11-16.