Aspidogyne robusta (C.Schweinf.) Garay 1977 Drawing by Foldats

Part Shade Cool EARLYWinter

Common Name The Robust Aspidogyne

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Guyana in sloping rainforests at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a robust, decumbent then erect stem carrying 5 to 6, near the middle or below on the stem, ovate-elliptic, to elliptic-lanceolate, longly acuminate, attenuate below into the channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early winter on a terminal, erect, peduncle glabrous, enveloped by various ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate bracts, rachis, spicate, 6.8 to 9.6" [17 to 24 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with oblong-ovate, acute to subacuminate, concave, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Erythrodes robusta C.Schweinf. 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 Kolanowski and Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide;