Myrosmodes cochleare Garay 1978

Plant in Situ Venezuela Photos by Joseph Fourier and The Fourier Alpine Flowers Flickr Photo Website

Common Name The Eared Myrosmodes

Flower Size small

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests on banks at elevations above 3200 to 3500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with, when present, fasiculate, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, completely enveloped by infundibuliform, commonly imbricating sheaths, conic to cylindric, densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptic, obscurely erose, irregular margins towards the apex floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Altensteinia rostrata not = Myrosmodes cochleare drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador #9 Vol 225 [1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 Colombian Orchid Society 1998 drawing/photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3Dodson 2002 drawing ok;