Myrosmodes subnivalis Szlach., Mytnik & S.Nowak [epublished]2012

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Common Name The Almost White Myrosmodes

Flower Size small

Found in northeastern Santander Colombia on wet rocks within lateral moraines, between glaciers at elevations of 3,720 to 4,500 meters in the paramo of Almorzadero as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with 5 to 6, in a basal rosette, lanceolate to oblong lanceolate, subobtuse to subacute, narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to .8" [2 cm] long, conical, very dense, many flowered inflorescence with ligulate-ovate, rounded apically, semitransparent floral bracts.

"This species is allied to Myrosmodes nubigenum Rchb.f., but the lip is thin, obtrullate in outline, without fleshy pads in sinus between the middle and lateral lobes, the lateral lip lobes thin and delicate." See references below for credit


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