Psilochilus maderoi (Schltr.) Schltr. 1926 TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter and Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

Common Name Madero's Psilochilus [Colombian Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in western Colombia in premontane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellitpic, acute, petiolate base leaves taht blooms on a terminal, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish flowes with a purple suffused lip

"Based on Schlechterís description and drawing, both P. modestus. P. maderoi and P. modestus may be easily distinguished by the lip claw length (claw very long in P. maderoi)." Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula 2016

Synonyms Pogonia maderoi Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 41 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57: 37 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; 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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