Aspidogyne gigantea (Dodson) Ormerod 2005 Drawing by A Hirtz and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Giant Aspidogyne [refers both to the plant and to the flowers]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a repent becoming erect stem carrying in a spiral, dark green, narrowly elliptic-ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 9" [22.5 cm] long peduncle, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Erythrodes gigantea Dodson, Orquideologia 22: 196 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; *Orquideologia 22: 196 2003

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