Symphyglossum strictum (Cogn.) Schltr. 1919 Photo by 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, broadly ovate, moderately compressed, acutely angled above, obtuse elsewhere pseudobulbs carrying narrow, strongly acuminate leaves that blooms on an erect, stiff, strictly upright, slender, laxly many flowered inflorescence with slender membraneous, sheathing at the base, triangular, acuminate tightly compressed above bracts with elongate pedicels holding the erect, two ranked 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 ] AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium strictum;

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