Myrosmodes paludosa (Rchb.f.) P.Ortiz 1995> Drawing by Foldats and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

DrawingDrawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Pale Myrosmodes

Flower Size Minute

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina at elevations of 3900 to 4600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 5, on a short, lateral shoot, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate, acute to shortly acuminte, narrowing below into the broadly imbricating, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a erect, rachis to 1" [2.5 cm] long, conic to cylindric-conic, very densely many flowered inflorescence with transversly oval, to sub-orbicular, erose dentate above, hyaline, shorter than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms *Aa paludosa (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1912; Altensteinia paludosa Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru, Vol 1. Charles Schweinfurth 1958; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Prima Parte Foldats 1969 as Altensteinia paludosa drawing fide

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