Polycycnis surinamensis C.Schweinf.1948 SUBGENUS Angustilabia Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Inflorescence Photo by Gilardo Laguna and the Exotic Colombian Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Surinam Polycycnis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and Ecuador in wet forested gullies at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with heavily ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2, plicate leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendant, basal, to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Polycycnis ornata Garay 1956; Polycycnopsis ornata (Garay) Szlach. 2006; Polycycnopsis surinamensis (C.Schweinf.) Szlach 2006; Trevoria ecuadoriensis Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as P ornata drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8 as P ornata photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P ornata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 3 1981 as P ornata photo fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P ornata photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids VOl 6 COS 1998 as P ornata photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 as P ornata drawing/photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 photo good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorina Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok;