Aspidogyne decora (Rchb.f.) Garay & G.A.Romero 1998 Drawing by von Martius, Eichler, Urban and Wikimedia website

Common Name The Pretty Aspidogyne

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in southern Brazil as well as Paraguay at elevations around 615 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying lanceolate, acute, dark green, centrally white striped, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with the flowers held towards the apex

Synonyms Aspidogyne bicolor (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1977; Erythrodes bicolor (Barb.Rodr.) Ames 1922; Physurus bicolor Barb.Rodr. 1882; *Physurus decorus Rchb.f. 1873

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes bicolor; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Physurus bicolor drawing fide; Iconographia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Physurus bicolor; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes bicolor drawing good; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing good/photo fide to plant only

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