Psilochilus vallecaucanus Kolan. & Szlach. 2012 Drawing by Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

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Common Name The Valle De Cauca Psilochilus [A department of southern Colombia]

Flower Size

Found in Valle de Cauca Department of Colombia on the western Cordillera in cloud forests at elevations around 1875 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 5, ovate, acute, lower leaves extremely reduced in size, sessile base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, to 2" [5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers woith greenish white sepals, white petals and a white lip with violet to pink margins.

"This species is vegetatively similar to P. macrophyllus, from which it differs by having a long-clawed lip with obscure, obtuse lateral lobes. P. vallecaucanus is similar in the shape and size of the lip to the specimen found in Ecuador and marked by Rothacker (2007) as LJ5414 (QCA). However, according to the description of this specimen provided by the author, it differs from P. vallecaucanus by having petiolate leaves and papillate lip." 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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