Pseudocentrum macrostachyum Lindl. 1858

Flower detail Photos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Matis

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Large Spiked Pseudocentrum

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests as a medium to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a stout, erect stem carrying, 3 to 4 basal, herbaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acute, tapering below into the elongate, thin, striate, conduplicate sheathed base leaves that blooms on an erect, 2' [60 cm] long, cylindric, glabrous, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, as long or longer than the ovaries floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide