Palmorchis misas-urretae Szlach. & Baranow 2013

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Misas Urreta/TYPE Drawing by © A Krol

Full Shade Hot LATE Summer

Common Name Misas Urreta’s Palmorchis [Colombian Collector of the type current]

Flower Size 2.64” [6.6 cm]

Found in Choco department of Colombia in forests at elevations around 100 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with erect, cane-like stems carrying towards the apex, plicate, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, paniculate, 1 basal branch, 4.8” [12 cm] long overall, successively few, many flowered inflorescence, with linear-lanceolate, acute, stiff, furfuraceous on both surfaces, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying larger flowers with furfuraceous sepals and wooly pubescent petals on the outside.

"Only the apical part of plant remains in the type material. This species is similar to P. carlos-parrae in its habit, but the lip is pubescent on the upper surface, with keeled main nerve. The keel ranges from the base to the apex of the lip. The hypochile is obtrullate in general outline, the epichile is subquadrate, with truncate apex and undulate margins. This species could be related to P. pubescens Barb. Rodr. and P. prospectorum Veyret." Szlach. & Baranow 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Choco Colombia Misas Urreta 2005 as Palmorchis sp pg 475 Photo/Drawing fide; *Candollea 68, 108 Szlach. & Baranow, 2013 drawing fide;