Aspidogyne kuczynskii (Porsch) Garay 1977 Photo by Gustavo Righelato

Plant and Inflorescence

Plants on rocks Photos courtesy of Alejandro Taborda

Full Shade CoolCold LATESpringSummer

Common Name Kuczynski's Aspidogyne - In Argentina - Hierba de la cordialidad

Flower Size 3/8" [9mm]

Found in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil in leaf litter at elevations around 300 to 350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestro-lithophyte with a repent, fleshy rhizome giving rise to a short, erect stem carrying 5, undulate margin, yellowish to dark green and sometimes reticulated in silver above and greyish below leaves held in a lax rosette that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, racemose, 5 to 25 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Erythrodes dichopetala (Kraenzl.) L.O.Williams 1938; Erythrodes kuczynskii (Porsch) Garay 1954; Physurus dichopetalus Kraenzl. 1911; Physurus kuczynskii Porsch 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 35 Schlechter 1925 as Physurus kuczynskii; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XIL II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as Physurus kuczynskii drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Physurus dichopetalus drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes kuczynskii drawing good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchiodese Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2003 drawing good; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;