Plectrophora alata (Rolfe) Garay 1967

Side View Of Flower Photos by Andreas Philipp

Another flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Winged Plectrophora

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Peru as a miniature, hot growing, epiphyte that is found in windy, premontane forests in deep shade at elevations of 330 to 1400 meters, with small, obscure, rounded to suborbicular pseudobulbs partially enveloped by imbricating sheaths arranged in a fan-shape which turn to paper with time, carrying a single apical, fleshy, elliptic-oblong, acute, abaxially carinate, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the summer on a 1 3/5" [4 cm] long, basal through the leaf axils, successively single flowered inflorescence subtended by short triangular bracts.

Synonyms *Trichocentrum alatum Rolfe 1898

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1479 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 photo good; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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