Polycycnis lepida Rchb.f. 1869 SUBGENUS Polycycnis

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name The Beautiful Polycycnis

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in veryu wet montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep banks with pyriform-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped by evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through fall on a basal, pendant to arcuate, densely short-pubescent, to 18" [45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 loose sheaths

Synonyms Polycycnis morganii Dodson 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 269 Dodson 1980 as P morganii drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P barbata photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = P lepida; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 as P morganii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo

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