Pseudocentrum glabrum J.S.Moreno & P.A.Harding 2016 Photo by Juan Sebastian Moreno and The Research Gate Website

Full Shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Glabrous Pseudocentrum

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Colombia in cloud forests in extremely wet conditions, often with the roots in standing water at elevations aroud 2100 to 2200 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growqing terrestrial with 7 to 8 basal, elliptic, oblique, dark green above, light green beneath, 2 lateral veined that extends to the margins, cuneate below into the elongate, rubbery, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, glabrous, provided with green, transluscent, acute, elliptic bracts in the middle, 20 to 24" [50 to 60 cm] long overall, laxly, 34 to 37 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Similar to P macrostachyum but it has more elongate hairy flowers of a different color within a denser raceme. Also similar to P hoffmanii but it has densely pubescent floral parts and a densely flowered raaceme. P guadalipense has a glabrous inflorescnce, bracts and flwoers but it has a much shorter inflorescence, differently shaped galea and narrower acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 Moreno & Harding 2016 photo fide;