Palmorchis powellii (Ames) C.Schweinf. & Correll 1940

Plant in situ Costa Rica Photos by © Herbario De Golfito and the Herbario de Golfito Website

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Common Name Powell's Palmorchis [American Botanist in Panama 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in primary forests at elevations around 100 meters as a large to giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect, elongate stem carrying several deciduous, plicate, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms after leaf fall on an axillary, to 2" [5 cm] long, simple to branched, successively single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Rolfea powellii Ames 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung #13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): 1984 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1376 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;