Aspidogyne stictophylla (Schltr.) Garay 1977

Photos by Greenwood and The Herbario AMO Website

Drawing and Collection sheet

Drawing and Collection sheet by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Spotted Leaf Aspidogyne

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica in dense forests at elevations up to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect to ascending, slender, densely silky pubescent stem carrying on the lower half of the stem, obliquely ovate to lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, gradually narowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, loosely few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, incurved, glabrous, scarious floral bracts.

Synonyms Erythrodes stictophylla (Schltr.) Ames 1922; *Physurus stictophyllus Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes stictophylla; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correll 1952; Manual De Plants De Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Erythrodes stictophylla; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Acropera galetea