Psilochilus modestus Barb. Rodr. 1882

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another flower anglePhoto by David & Isabel Miller ©

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

Common Name or Meaning The Insignificant Psilochilus

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations around 150 to 1960 meters in dwarf scrub forest on lower branches of mossy trees as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with purple green stems carrying, obovate-lanceolate, acute, green above, purple below, 3 veined, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 successively flowered inflorescence carrying close, imbricating floral bracts.

"Psilochilus modestus resembles P. physurifolius and P. macrophyllus. From the latter species it may be distinguished based on the petiolate leaves and distinctly clawed lip––those characters are not observed in P. macrophyllus. Psilochilus modestus is easily distinguishable from P. physurifolius based on leaves form which are acuminate in the latter orchid." Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula 2016

Synonyms Pogonia modesta (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; von Martius, Eichler, Urban: "Flora Brasiliensis" vol. 3 pt. 4 tab. 27 1893-6 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing good to the 1st photo; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing not; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good 1st photo only; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1263 Dodson 1985 drawing hmm not?; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0367 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing not; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good to the first photo; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003; Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Drawing fide