Pteroglossaspis ecristata (Fernald) Rolfe 1904 Photo by Jim Fowler.

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Common Name The Non-Callous Pteroglossaspis - The Crestless Plume Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida States of America as well as Cuba in sandy soils as a medium to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 4, lanceolate, plicate, yellow-green leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on an erect, 20" to 68" [50 to 170 cm] long, racemose, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cyrtopodium ecristatum Fernald 1897; Cyrtopodium strictum Griseb.1866; Eulophia ecristata (Fernald) Ames 1904; Pteroglossaspis ecristata f. purpurea P.M.Br. 2003; Triorchos ecristatus (Fernald) Small 1903; Triorchos strictus (Griseb.) Acuña 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Cyrtopodium strictum; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Eulophia ecristata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Field Guide tothe Orchids of North America Williams 1983 as Eulophia ecristatadrawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 photo good; Fairchild Tropical Garden Bulletin Vol 47 No 2 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 photo; Wild Orchids of Florida P M Brown 2002

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