Palmorchis paludicola Dressler 1997 Isotype by Robert Dressler and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Hot LATESpring

Common Name The Swamp Living Palmorchis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Heredia province of Costa Rica in tropical wet swampy forests at elevations around 75 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with several, plicate, elliptic-ovate, apiculate to shortly acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, perduncle slender, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, rachis .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with several lanceolate, heavily veined bracts and carrying flowers with green sepals and white petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologa Vol 20 #3 1997 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;