Psilochilus tuerckheimii Kolan. & Szlach. 2013 Drawing by Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

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Common Name Tuerkheim's Psilochilus [German orchid collector and original collector of this species 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, narrowly ovate, subobtuse, subsessile base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, to 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

" This species belongs to the P. macrophyllus complex characterized by the relatively short lip claw and sessile or subsessile leaves. However, the lip form allows to easily distinguish P. tuerckheimii from other genus representatives. The apices lateral lobes of this species are falcate, rounded, distant from the middle lobe and directed inwards. In P. macrophyllus the lip lateral lobes run close to the middle lobe. 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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