Myrosmodes rostrata (Rchb.f.) Garay 1978 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Beaked Myrosmodes

Flower Size .064" [1.6mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia? at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with fasciculate, fusiform, fleshy roots giving rise to rosulate, deciduous, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, acute leaves that blooms on a lateral, peduncle completely enveloped by imbricating, loose sheaths decreasing in size upwards into the bracts, rachis densely many flowered inflorescence with hyaline, irregular margined, reddish brown, shorter than the flower floral bracts and carrying white flowers.

Synonyms Aa rostrata (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1912; *Altensteinia rostrata Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fl. Ecuador 9(225: 1): 172 Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide;