Palmorchis nitida Dressler 1983Photo by © Robert Dressler and The Epidendra Website

Field Specimen Field Specimen by Neotropical Herbarium Specimen Website

Common Name The Shiny Palmorchis [refers to the leaf surface]

Flower Size

Found in Panama and Colombia at elevations of 10 to 550 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with 1 to 3 stems carrying 3 to 6, sub-distichous, or spiral, plicate, shiny, elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle slender, flattened, commonly arching, 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, rarely branching, successively single, to 20 flowered inflorescence that may last 2 to 3 seasons with deltoid, acumiante, fleshy, sub-distichous floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): 1984 drawing/photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ;