Palmorchis imuyaensis Dodson & G.A.Romero 1993

Photo by A Damian

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Imuya Palmorchis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sucumbios province of Ecuador and Loretto department of Peru in inundated forests where it is under eater for several months at a time at elevations around 220 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with a monopodial, erect stem enveloped below by imbricating, lowermost leafless, upper leaf bearing sheaths carrying plicate, broadly elliptic-ovate, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, arching, 2" [5 cm] long, provided with imbricating bracts, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Maxillaria williamsii Dodson 1994;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 18: 193 - 206 Damain & Torres 2018 drawing/photo fide