Aspidogyne hyphaematica (Rchb.f.) Garay 1977 Drawing by Pabst

Part Shade Warm

Common Name The Thread-Like Aspidogyne

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela at elevations of 500 to 10000 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with terete, decumbent then erect stem enveloped by amplexicaul, acuminate, sparsely glandulous-pilose shaths and carrying 5, close, erect-patent, ovate-lanceolate, oblique, acute to acuminaterounded below into the petioalte base leaves that blooms on a spicate, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, oblong-cylindric, densely many flowered inflorescence with spreading, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying small flowers for the genus.

Synonyms Erythrodes hyphaematica (Rchb.f.) Ames 1922; Erythrodes pittieri (Schltr.) Ames 1922; *Physurus hyphaematicus Rchb.f. 1873; Physurus pittieri Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing fide;

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