Palmorchis puber (Cogn.) Garay 1962

Drawing by Foldats

Drawing Drawing by Pabst

Full Shade

Common Name The Hairy Palmorchis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil at elevations of 100 to 140 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with erect, finely haired, leafy in the upper 2/3's stem carrying finely haired, submembraneous, patent to spreading, narrowly linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 3 to 5 nerved, plicate, finely hairy, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect to reclining, thin, angular, finely hairy, .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, laxly to densely several flowered inflorscence.

"Apparently closely related to P. guianensis (Schltr.) Ames & Schweinf. Its slender stem, the few, distantly placed, narrowly lanceolate leaves and the pendulous, dense inflorescence lends a rather characteristic appearence to this species." Garay 1962

Synonyms *Elleanthus puber Cogn. 1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Studies in American orchids VI Canadian Journal of Botany 34(2):241-260 Garay 1962; Flora of Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;