Otostylis paludosa (Cogn.) Schltr. 1918 Drawing by Hoehne and The Plant Illustration Website

Common Name The Marsh-Loving Otostylis

Flower Size 1.12 to 1.2" [2.8 to 3 cm]

Found in Mato Grosso Brazil and Peru with a short rhizome with aggregated, cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, 3 nerved, linear-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, peduncle to 20 to 28" [50 to 70 cm] long, rachis to 4 to 6" [1-0 to 15 cm] long, 12 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Zygopetalum paludosum Cogn. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brazilica Fasc. 10 Vol XII VII 115-147 drawing fide -----------------------------------------