Pteroglossaspis ruwenzoriensis (Rendle) Rolfe 1897 Photo by Martin Caballero

Inflorescence Photo by Marcela i s and Wikimedia Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Mount Rwenzori Pteroglossapis [A mountain in Uganda]

Flower Size 1" [2.5cm]

Found in Zaire, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with subterranean ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs envelopd by imbiricating sheaths and carrying linear-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cyrtopodium galeandroides Cogn. 1909; Eulophia argentina (Rolfe) Schltr. 1915; Eulophia ruwenzoriensis Rendle 1895; Orthochilus ruwenzoriensis (Rendle) Bytebier 2014; Pteroglossaspis argentina Rolfe 1906; Pteroglossaspis carsonii Rolfe 1897; Pteroglossaspis stricta Schltr.1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as P argentina drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as Cyrtopodium galeandroides; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Pteroglossaspis argentina var brasiliensis drawing ok; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cyrtopodium galeandroides drawing ok; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as P carsonii drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing ok; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing ok; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide