!Pteroglossa macrantha (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1920 Drawing by von Martius, Eichler, Urban: "Flora Brasiliensis" vol. 3 pt. 4 tab. 40

Color Flower Drawing Drawing by Pabst

Common Name The Spotted Pteroglossa

Flower Size .2 to .4" [5 to 1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Brazil and Paraguay as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a large, rosulate, basal, oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, dark green with the margins much lighter, erect to erect patent, sessile into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring as a new greowth arises, on a terminal, erect, 12 to 28" [30 to 70 cm ] long, glabrous below, puberulent-villous above, pale green, rachis 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with long-lanceolate, long acuminate, as long as the scented flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms Gyrostachys macrantha (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Spiranthes albescens Barb.Rodr. 1877; Spiranthes macrantha Rchb.f. 1846; Stenorrhynchos albescens Barb.Rodr. 1877; Stenorrhynchos macranthum (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1895; Stenorrhynchos macranthum f. multiflorum Cogn. 1903; Stenorrhynchos macranthum f. robustior Cogn. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 ; Flora Brasilica fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Sprianthes macrantha; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 ;