Psilochilus carinatus Garay 1978 Photo by Patricia Harding

Lip Detail Drawing Drawing by Oledrzynska, Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

Deep shadewarmSummer

Common Name The Carinate Psilochilus

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with 4, dark shiny green leaves with pale green striped, ovate-elliptic, acute to subacuminate, petiolate base leaves leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, rachis 2.4" [6 cm] long, erect, racemose successviely few flowered inflorescence.

"In the clawed lip and petiolate leaves this species resembles P. maderoi. Both species, however, may be distinguished based on the form of the lip middle lobe. The middle lobe of P. carinatus is subquadrate-rounded to triangular while in P. maderoi it is suborbicular." Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula 2016

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, IPNI ; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Oledrzynska, Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula 2016 Drawing fide;

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