Physosiphon pertusa [I Jimenez] in ed.

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Ivan Jimenez-Perez and LANKESTERIANA 15(3). I Jimenez 2015

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Perforated Physopsiphon [refers to the notch on the floral bracts]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia in the Madidi National Park in montane forests at elevations around 1460 meters as a small sized, caespitose cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicaul enveloped by 1, below the middle sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, distichous, peduncle thin, .52" [1.3 cm] long, rachis 7.8" [19.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, notched on the shortest side, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

" Stelis pertusa differs from all others species of Stelis with connate sepals by a distichous inflorescence, floral bracts with a notch on the basal margin, flowers with the inner surface of the free lobe of the sepals hirsutulous, oblong petals, lip with a spiculate midlobe, and a completely alate column." I. Jimenez 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 15: 194 I Jimenez 2015 drawing/photo fide,