Psygmorchis pumilio (Rchb.f.) Dodson & Dressler 1972

Plant and Flowers in situ Armenia Colombia 1200 meters 7/14 Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Bicolor variety

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Fabulous miniature Photo by Charles Marden Fitch

Part ShadeHot Warm Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Dwarf Psymorchis

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, French Guinea, Surinam, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in wet premontane and riverine forests at elevations of 260 to 1850 meters as a minaiture sized, hot to warm growing, twig epiphyte with a fan shaped spread offleshy, sickle shaped, acute, conduplicate leaves into the overlapping bases below and blooms at most any time of the year on 1 to 2, erect to arching, axillary, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively single flowered, 2 to 3 per inflorescence

Synonyms Erycina gnomus (Kraenzl.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001; Erycina hondurensis (Ames) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001; Erycina pumilio (Rchb.f.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001; Oncidium gnomus Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium hondurense Ames 1933; Oncidium oberonia Schltr. 1924; Oncidium pumilio Rchb.f. 1852; Oncidium titania Schltr. 1923; Psygmorchis gnomus (Kraenzl.) Dodson & Dressler 1972; Psygmorchis hondurensis (Ames) Garay & Stacy 1974; Tolumnia pumilio (Rchb.f.) Hoehne 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10(40): 697. 1852 as Oncidium pumilio; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O gnomus; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O pumilio; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 67. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Oncidium titania; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Oncidium titania; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 262. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Oncidium titania; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:113 Schlechter 1924 as O oberonia; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Tolumnia pumilia drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 as Oncidium pumilio photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #5 1979 as Oncidium pusilla; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1264 Hamer 1985 as P gnoma drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 4 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 275 Dodson 1980 Drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Erycina gnoma; Fieldiana, Flora costaricesis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Erycina hondurensis; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Erycina pumilio; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as Oncidium pumilio; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Erycina pumilio photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 as Oncidium titania photo fide; Orquideologia VOl 24 #2 2006 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide

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