Aspidogyne metallescens (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1977 Drawing by von Martius, Eichler, Urban and Wikimedia website

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Shimmering Metal Aspidogyne

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Minas Gerias state of Brazil as a miniature sized, cool growing terretsrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with 3 spaced, lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Erythrodes metallescens (Barb.Rodr.) Ames 1922; *Physurus metallescens Barb.Rodr.1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes metallescens; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as Physurus metallescens drawing fide; Iconographia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Physurus metallescens; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes metallescens drawing ok;