Beloglottis bicaudata (Ames) Garay 1978

Photo by Karl Senghas


Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Common Name The The Bicaudate Beloglottis

Flower Size

Found in Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 450 to 1100 meters as a terrestrial or epiphyte low on tree trunks with a basal rosette of 4 to 5, elliptic, acute-acuminate, thin, light green, channeled below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an erect, peduncle terete, glabrous from the middle, sparsely glandular above, provided with 7 to 10, glabrous, green, tubular, long-acuminate bracts, rachis elongating, to [24 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly linear-lanceolate, subequal tothe flowers, floral bracts.

Distinguished by the lightly swollen base of the sepaline tube, the oblique, short, column foot and the retrorse, horn-like, side lobes of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Beloglottis bicaudata drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 405 Dodson 1989 as B bicaudata drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as B bicaudata drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as B bicaudata drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 209 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as B bicaudata drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as B costaricensis drawing good; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as B bicaudata drawing good; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide