Ophidion nekidapono J.S.Moreno & Karremans 2020

LCDP Photo by J S Moreno and Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1: 220 Karremans & Viera 2020

Common Name The Snake Flower Ophidion

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 30 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by long, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly-elliptic, acute, bifidnarrowly cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an arching, arising from near the base of the ramicaul, peduncle .88" [2.2cm] long, rachis 1.12" [2.8 cm] long, loose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular, oblique, shorter than teh pedicel floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers.

"Ophidion nekidapono is immediately distinguished by the creeping inflorescencce that emerge from near the base of the ramicaul, the solid purple flowers, the elongate, flat lip and the relatively short column." Karremans & Viera 2020

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1: 220 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide;

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