Pteroglossaspis ecristata (Fernald) Rolfe 1904 Photo by Prem Subrahmanyam.

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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 and Colombia? 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; Orthochilus ecristatus (Fernald) Bytebier 2014; 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; The Native Orchids Of Florida Luer 1972 Drawing/photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of North America Williams 1983 as Eulophia ecristatadrawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing photo good; Fairchild Tropical Garden Bulletin Vol 47 No 2 1992 photo; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 13(1-2). DICIEMBRE 1993 record for colombia; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 #12 2001 as P ecristata fma flava; Wild Orchids of Florida P M Brown 2002