Mesospinidium peruvianum Garay 1973 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Peruvian Mesospiniidum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, branching, several flowered inflorescence enveloped by tubular, acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Brassia garayana M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 553 Dodson 1989 drawing? seems to be M panamense; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 119 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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