Polycycnis barbata (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1855 SUBGENUS Polycycnis

Inflorescence

Side View Of Flower Photos courtesy of David Jubineau

Fragrance Part shadeWarm to HotSpring

Common Name The Bearded Polycicnis

Flower Size 2" [4 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 160 to 1500 meters with ovoid, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, suberect, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a pendant, basal, to 12" [30 cm] long, pubescent, loosely few to many flowered inflorescence with fragrant, short lived flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms *Cycnoches barbatum Lindl. 1849;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bonplandia (Hannover) 3: 218. 1855; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 4 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/78 photo/drawing; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo not = P lepida; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = P lepida; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 7 1992 photo as P gratiosa;Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawong/photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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