Platythelys debilis (Lindl.) Garay 1977 Collection sheet by Ames The Filibot Flickr Website

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Common Name The Weak Hylophila

Flower Size .24" [6mm]

Found in Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a thin, almost filiform, basally creeping, becoming erect stem carrying ovate, obtuse, glabrous, pale green, 7 to 9 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the short pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aspidogyne debilis (Lindl.) Meneguzzo 2012; Erythrodes debilis (Lindl.) Ames 1922; Microchilus debilis (Lindl.) D.Dietr. 1852; *Physurus debilis Lindl. 1840; Physurus macer Hoehne & Schltr. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes debilis; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 1945 as Physurus debilis; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 1945 as Physurus debilis var major; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 1945 as Physurus macer drawing good; Iconographia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Physurus macer; Orchidaceae Brassilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 Drawing lip and tepals ok as Erythrodes debilis;

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