Myrosmodes chiogena (Schltr.) C.A.Vargas 1995TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The White? Myrosmodes

Flower Size minute

Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 3000 to 4800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4 to5, radical and rosulate to fasciled, on a separate shoot, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms on a totally enveloped by hyaline, imbricating, loosely infundibuliform sheaths, to 1.08" [2.7 cm] long, cylindric-conic, densely many flowered inflorescence with hyaline, sub-orbicular ovate, with irregular margins and not as long as the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms *Aa chiogena Schltr. 1922; Altensteinia chiogena (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru. Vol 1 Fieldiana, Bot. Schweinfurth 1958 as Altensteinia chigena