Ligeophila clavigera (Rchb.f.) Garay 1977

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica Photos by Federico Oviedo-Brenes and The OTS Plant Database Website

Collection sheet and drawing Drawing by The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Clavate Ligeophila

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Fr Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru in rain forests at elevatioons around 1350 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a stout, glabrous, dark green, decumbent stem bearing roots in the basal portion and as it becomes erect and towards the middle carries clear medium green, with a satiny sheen with duller green beneath, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, racemose, browny green, densely white pubescent, many flowered inflorescence subtended by a few glabrous sheaths.

Synonyms Aspidogyne clavigera (Rchb.f.) Meneguzzo 2012; Aspidogyne peteriana (Cogn.) Meneguzzo 2012; Erythrodes clavigera (Rchb.f.) Ames 1922; Erythrodes peteriana (Cogn.) Ames 1922; Ligeophila clavigera var. rhodostachys Ormerod 2008; Ligeophila peteriana (Cogn.) Garay 1977; *Physurus claviger Rchb.f. 1856; Physurus peterianus Cogn. 1895; Physurus roseus Rchb.f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes clavigera; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes petersiana sic; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XIL II 13-43 1945 as Physurus peterianus drawing good; Iconographia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Physurus peterianus drawing good; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Erythrodes clavigera; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dusterville and Garay 1972 as Erythrodes clavigera drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes clavigera drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Manual De Plants De Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Erythrodes clavigera drawing good; Orchids of French Guiana Szlatchenko, Veyret, Mytnik-Ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutowski and Baranow 2012 as L peteriana drawing good/photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlatchenko, Veyret, Mytnik-Ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutowski and Baranow 2012 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle del Cauca Vol 1 Kolanowski & Szlachetko 2012 drawing fide

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