Symphyglossum strictum (Cogn.) Schltr. 1919 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

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Common Name The Rigid Symphyglossum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .8 to 1.5" [2 to 3.8 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador? on the western slopes of the Andes on trees or on the ground in lower elevation cloud forests at elevations around 1500 to 2600 meters with bronze green, obtuse pseudobulbs with narrow sharp leaves that blooms on an erect, stiff inflorescence with elongate pedicels holding the flowers

Synonyms *Cochlioda stricta Cogn. 1897

References W3 Tropicos [http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/vast.html] , Kew Monocot list [ http://www.kew.org/wcsp/home.do ], IPNI [ http://www.us.ipni.org/ipni/plantsearch?request_type=search&output_format=query&ret_defaults=on ] Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006

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