!Myrosmodes nubigenum Rchb.f. 1854 Photo by Francisco Tobar and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Drawing Drawing by Reichenbach and Presented by the Botanicus Webpage

Common Name or Meaning The Cloud Forest Myrosmodes

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 3000 to 4700 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped completely by loose fitting, tubular, diaphonous sheaths that blooms in the winter on a terminated by a densely many flowered, conical inflorescence with ovate to suborbicular, minutely denticulate floral bracts with strongly scented flowers

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Aa nubigena (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1912; Aa pumilio Schltr. 1921; Altensteinia nubigena (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f 1878; Myrosmodes pumilio (Schltr.) C.A.Vargas 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Altensteinia nubigena; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Prima Parte Foldats 1969 as Altensteinia nubigena drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 as Altenstenia nubigena drawing not; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide