!Wareopsis pardina [Rchb.f] Garay 1973 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Drawing Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At The Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Light Brown Warreopsis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a short, erect stem enveloped by distichous sheaths becoming foliaceous towards the apex and carrying, 2 to 3, apical, thin, plicate, heavily veined beneath, narrowly obovate, acuminate apically, tapering below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, axillary, to 30" [75 cm] long, 4" [10 cm] between nodes, successively several to many flowered inflorescence with the nodes surrounded by appressed bracts and with narrowly triangular, spreading floral bracts.

Synonyms Otostylis hirtzii Dodson 1984; *Zygopetalum pardinum Rchb.f. 1863

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Zygopetalum pardinum; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 976 Dodson 1984 as Otostylis hirtzii drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 Drawing/photo fide;

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