Psilochilus minutifolius Kolan. 2015 Drawing by Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

Common Name The Small Leaved Psilochilus

Flower Size

Found in Panama on the Cordillera Central in primary forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 5, small, broadly ovate, obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying green, mostly cleistogamus flowers.

"The small, broadly ovate leaf blades was not observed in any other Psilochilus representatives. From P. physurifolius this species may be easily distinguished by the subrhombic, subacute lip middle lobe (vs middle lobe suborbicular to broadly ovate, rounded or obtuse). In the lip form P. minutifolius resembles P. macrophyllus from which it clearly differs by the petiolate leaves as well as in the shape of the leaf blade (broadly ovate vs narrowly elliptic to lanceolate-ovate). Unlike P. minutifolius the lip middle lobe of P. modestus is suborbicular." Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula 2016

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Drawing fide

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