Mesospinidium incantans Rchb. f. 1880

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Common Name The Enchanting Mesopinidium

Flower Size1/4" [5mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia in very wet, montane cloud forests as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 400 to 1400 meters with compressed, narrowly linear to ovate, smooth pseudobulbs enveloped basally by well developed leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring in nature on a basal arising from the leaf sheath, branched, many flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves.

Synonyms Brassia incantans (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 166 Dodson 1980 drawing maybe; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0262 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo ok check spacing of lip calli; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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