Palmorchis silvicola L.O.Williams 1970 Photo by © Dressler The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Forest Living Palmorchis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador at sea level to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a slender in the lower part, enveloped by leaf sheath bases, upper part of the stem carrying several, elliptic, abruptly acuminate, basally tapering into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, short, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, racemose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): 1984 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 #6 1993 drawing fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;