Aspidogyne argentea (Vell.) Garay 1977 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Probably not A argentata as the leaves are in a rosette, Plant in situ in Boia Ceia Brazil At elevations of 30 meters Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Silvery Aspidogyne

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela?, southeastern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid at elevations of sea level to 500 meters with an erect stem carrying a few distant erect-patent, widely lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate or ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, reticulate with silver on dark green, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, pubescent, 2.4 to 10" [6 to 25 cm] long, few to densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anoectochilus argenteus (Vell.) Loudon 1850; Anoectochilus pictus (Lindl.) Loudon 1850; Erythrodes picta (Lindl.) Ames 1915; Erythrodes picta var. reticularis (Rchb.f.) Pabst 1972; Microchilus pictus (Lindl.) D.Dietr. 1852; *Ophrys argentea Vell. 1831; Physurus argenteus (Vell.) Koch & Lauch 1857; Physurus callodictyus Kraenzl. 1911; Physurus pictus Lindl. 1840; Physurus pictus var. holargyrus Rchb.f. 1857; Physurus pictus var. reticularis Rchb.f 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 as Physurus pictus drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Physurus pictus ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Physurus callodictyus drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Physurus pictus var holargyrus drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Physurus pictus drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Physurus pictus var reticularis drawing ok; Iconographia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Physurus calodictyus drawing fide; Iconographia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Physurus pictus; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Erythrodes picta; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes picta drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson 1994; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing/photo fide

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