!Physosiphon tubatus [Lodd.]Rchb.f 1861

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

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Common Name The Tube-Forming Physosiphon

Flower Size to about 3/4" [1 to 2 cm]

FOund in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua on oaks in wet or dry forests at elevations of 1800 up to 3500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphytc species with erect or ascending, clustered, terete pseudobulbs subtended by scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect ot erect, elliptic-oblanceolate, fleshy, obtuse and minutely retuse apically, gradually narrows below into the elongate conduplicate, petiolate base leaf and blooms mostly in the summer on a terminal, arcuate, simple, longer than the leaf, 3 to 14" [7 to 35 cm] long, laxly many [100] flowered inflorescence that has scarious, tubular spathaceous bracts and simultaneously opening flowers.

Mount this species on tree fern or in small pots with tree fern fibre and give a cool moist environment with moderate indirect light and never allow to dry completely.

Synonyms Epidendrum emarginatum Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Humboltia emarginata Pav. ex Lindl. 1830; Physosiphon carinatus Lindley 1838; Physosiphon guatemalensis Rolfe 1891; Physosiphon lindleyi Rolfe 1893; Physosiphon loddigesii Lindley 1838; Physosiphon moorei Rolfe 1896; Physosiphon ochraceus A Rich & Gal. 1845; Physosiphon tacanensis [Solano & Soto Arenas] Archila & Szlach. 2018; Pleurothallis emarginata Lindl. 1830; Pleurothallis tubata [Lodd.]Steud. 1841; Specklinia tubata (Lodd.) Luer 2005; Stelis emarginata (Lindl.) Soto Arenas & Solano 2002 publ. 2003; Stelis tacanensis Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003; *Stelis tubatus Lodd. 1830

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Physosiphon guatemalensis; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P lindleyi; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P loddigesii; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 as P lindleyi drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum emarginatus; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as P carinatus photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 as Pleurothallis tubatus; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Physosiphon ochraceus drawing/photo hmm ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1075 Dodson 1984 as Physosiphon ochraceus drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Physosiphon loddigesii; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis tubatus; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 681 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Stelis emarginata drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 693 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Stelis tacanensis drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Specklinia tubata; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Stelis tubatus photo good; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 as Stelis emarginata photo fide; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 as Stelis tacanensis photo fide;

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