Bipinnula penicillata (Rchb.f.) Cisternas & Salazar 2012

Lip Detail Photo courtesy of ALEJANDRO TABORDA

Common Name The Hanging-Hair Lip Bippinula

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6 cm]

Found in Paraguay and Argentina in pampas and montane grasslands as a cool growing terrestrial orchid in rocky ground with a basal rosette of oval leaves that are not present at blooming, which is on an erect, single [rarely 2] flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Asarca arechavaletae (Kraenzl.) Kuntze 1898; Chloraea arechavaletae Kraenzl. 1888; Chloraea bergii Hieron.1879; *Chloraea penicillata Rchb. f. 1878; Chloraea teixeirana (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1893 ; Geoblasta arechavaletae (Kraenzl.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001; Geoblasta bergii (Hieron.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001; Geoblasta penicillata (Rchb. f.) Hoehne 1940; Geoblasta penicillata (Rchb. f.) Hoehne ex M.D. Correa 1968; Geoblasta teixeirana Barb.Rodr. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Chloraea penicillata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as Chloraea teixeirana; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as Chloraea arechavalatae; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 as Chloraea penicillata; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1883 as Chloraea penicillata drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as Chloreae bergii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as Chloraea pennicillata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chloraea penicillata photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide as Geoblasta penicillata;

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