Aspidogyne boliviensis (Cogn.) Garay 1977

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador

Photos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Bolivian Aspidogyne

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 800 to 2100 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial and occasional epiphyte low to the ground with an at first ascending then suberect, robust leafy throughout stem carrying ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, basally tapering into the canaliculate, vaginate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, peduncle, rachis to 7" [17.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Padre Ortiz drew this species and called it Erythrodes boliviensis but this name has not been officially published? as of yet.

Synonyms Erythrodes boliviensis (Cogn.) Dodson & M.W. Chase ?; Erythrodes cylindrostachys Garay 1958; *Physurus boliviensis Cogn. .Kuntze 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as Erythrodes boliviensis photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as Erythrodes clavigera drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 as Erythrodes boliviensis photo ok; Orchids of the Department of Valle del Cauca Vol 1 Kolanowski & Szlachetko 2012 drawing