Aspidogyne pumila (Cogn.) Garay 1977Drawing and Collection sheet by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tiny Flowered Aspidogyne

Flower Size

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia?, Peru and northern Brazil at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with an ascending, thin stem carrying 4 to 5, narrowly ovate, erect-patent, membraneous, acute, rounded and abrupty attenuate into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, short, villous, many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION With the references that I have at this time I cannot verify this determination. The Collection sheet is from Colombia and Kew does not cite that as a country of provenance so please use with caution!

Synonyms Erythrodes pumila (Cogn.) Pabst 1957; *Physurus pumilus Cogn. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Romero an d Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;