Pteroglossa regia (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920 Drawing by Hoehne

Common Name The Royal Pteroglossa

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northeastern Argentina at elevations below 500 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, sparsely leafed stem carrying towards the base, short, obovate, the median ones, oblong, obtuse to rounded apically, white margined, and the superior leaves grading to bract-like leaves that blooms on a terminal, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, glandular-pilose, to 10 flowered inflorescence with large, lanceolate, acuminate, bracts that are almost as long as the flowers.

Synonyms *Stenorrhynchos regium Kraenzl. 1911

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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001