Palmorchis trinotata Dressler 1997

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Kerry Dressler/TYPE Drawing by Robert Dressler

Specimen Sheet Specimen by Missouri Botanical Garden and W3Tropicos

Common Name The Three Lined Palmorchis [refers to the 3 lilac lines on the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colon privince of Panama in rainforests at elevations around 799 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with several, plicate, elliptic to obovate-elliptic, shortly avcuminate, narrowing below intothe 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long petioalte base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, teminal, slender, peduncle to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescnece with oblanceolate, concave floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologa Vol 20 #3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as P trinotata [Sic]