Psilochilus dusenianus Kraenzl. ex Garay & Dunst. 1965 Drawing by Foldats

TYPE Sheet Type Collection sheet by Dusen and The Naturhistoriska Rikmuseet Website

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

Common Name Dusen's Psilochilus [Swedish Civil engineer and Orchid Collector later 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Brazil at elevations around 850 to 1100 meters as a small to medium sized warm growing terrestrial with a more or less erect, branching, terete, smooth, dark puce stem carrying to 10, deeply indented along nerve lines, broadly elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 1" [2.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

"From the similar P. hatschbachi, this species is distinguishable based on oblique, but not falcate tepals and middle lobe form which is broadly ovate to suborbicular (elliptic in P. hatschbachi)." Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula 2016

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora of Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Drawing fide

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