Palmorchis sordida Dressler 1997

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Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica Photos by N Zamora and The Species Pages Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Robert Dressler

Full shade Hot LATERSpring

Common Name The Dingy Palmorchis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Heredia province of Costa Rica in in old second growth tropical wet forests at elevations around 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with several, plicate, elliptic, shortly acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, peduncle to 1" [2.5 cm] long, rachis .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with several elliptic-ovate, shortly acuminate, heavily 8 to 9 nerved with prominent cross veinsbracts and carrying sordid flowers with purple veins inside.


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;