!Palmorchis pubescentis Barb.Rodr.1877 Drawing by © Foldats

TYPE Drawing Drawing by © Joćo Barbosa Rodrigues and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flower Drawing by © William Jackson Hooker & Joseph Dalton Hooker

Common Name The Hairy Palmorchis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Trinidad & Tobago and northern Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 700 meters as a medium to giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect, terete, elongate, mostly non-branching stem enveloped by tubular to somewhat inflated sheaths and carrying several, plicate, convolute, spiral to subdistichous, suberect, horizontal to arching spreading, linear-elliptic to broadly elliptic to broadly ovate-elliptic, obtuse to shortly acuminate, subsessile to conspicuously petiolate base leaves that blooms on often several, both terminal or lateral, lateral ones beneath the leaves, terete, racmose to rarely branched, always shorter than the leaves, successively single to few, several to many flowered inflorescence with several to many, loose, scarious to subfoliaceous bracts

Synonyms Jenmania elata Rolfe 1898; Palmorchis pubescentis var. brevilobata Sambin, Aucourd & Chiron 2020; Rolfea elata (Rolfe) Zahlbr. 1898; Sobralia pubescens Cogn.1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Rolfea elata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as Palmorchis pubescens drawing ok; Flora of VVenezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 as Palmorchis pubescens photo plant only/drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok