Aspidogyne mystacina (Rchb.f.) Garay 1977


Plant and Flowers Photos by Ed Merkle

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Mustache-Like Aspidogyne

Flower Size .6" [1.5cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in wet montane forests at elevations around 1680 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with variegated light green with dark green splotches, ovate-oblong, acute to acuminate, crenulate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, red brown becoming green apically, white pubescent, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Erythrodes mystacina (Rchb.f.) Ames 1922; *Physurus mystacinus Rchb.f. 1873;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Xenia Vol 2 Rchb.f 1873; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes mystacina; Fieldiana, Botany Vol 30, Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Erythrodes mystacina; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes mystacina drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum Plate 207 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #6 2007 plant only photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide