Polycycnis villegasiana G.Gerlach 2001

TYPE Drawing

Another Flower Photo by T Kusibab and His Photo Website

Common Name Villega's Polycycnis [Francisco "Pacho" Villegas Colombian Orchid nurseryman and Orchidologist current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with aggregate, ovoid, 5 longitudinally furrowed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, broadly elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a curved, to 10.4" [26 cm] long, 11 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 22 #1 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001