Myrosmodes cleefii Szlach., Mytnik & S.Nowak 2012 Type Drawing by © A. KroŽl and The Springer Images Website

Common Name Cleef's Myrosmodes [Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size

Found in Meta Colombia amongst mosses in the paramo of Sumapaz at elevations of 4300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with several, held in a basal rosette, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, subobtuse, narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, conical, very dense, many flowered inflorescence with flabellate from the cuneate lower part, undulate margined, erose floral bracts.

"The species is related to Myrosmodes nubigenum Rchb.f., but the lip is two times larger, widest in the middle, obtrullate in outline, lateral sepals cochleate with erose margins, dorsal sepal oblong-elliptic with keeled apex." See references below for credit


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Pl. Syst. Evol. Szlach., Mytnik & S.Nowak 2012 epublished drawing fide