Monophyllorchis microstyloides (Rchb.f.) Garay 1962 Photo by Sean Fisher and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Leaf Photo courtesy of David Jubineau Copyright

Full shadeHotTo Cool Fall

Common Name The Small Stigma Monophyllorchis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found from Costa Rica to Ecuador in extremely wet, montane cloud forests as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid at elevations of 400 to 1700 meters with a recumbent stem enveloped by a few, acunimate sheaths and carrying a single, cordate, heavily veined, apical leaf that is dark red beneath and linear, white spotted above that blooms in the fall on a terminal, brown, 4" [10 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with a few flowers opening over a period of time.

Synonyms Monophyllorchis colombiana Schltr. 1920; Monophyllorchis maculata Garay 1978; Pogonia microstyloides Rchb.f. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as M colombiana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 genus only; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as M maculata drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as M microstyloides drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 168 Dodson 1980 as M maculata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 875 Dodson 1983 as drawing hmm; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as M maculata drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as M maculata drawing/photo ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing hmm; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok;

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