Physosiphon greenwoodii [Soto Arenas & Solano] comb novo Pfahl 2014

Photo by Octavio Gabriel Suárez. and his Orquídeas de México en "La Encantada" Website

Common Name Greenwood's Physosiphon [American Orchid Enthusiast in Mexico 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Durango, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Mexico, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and possibly Nicaragua in humid to dry oak forests at elevations of 1400 to 2150 meters as a warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, terete ramicauls enveloped completely by tubular, obtuse, scarious, carinate, mucronate apically sheaths and carring a single, apical, erect, fleshy, oblanceolate to elliptic, round, lightly recurved, emarginate and with a small mucron at the apex, attenuate at the base into a short, canaliculate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a single to rarely 2, erect, terete, racemose, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, very congested, secund, simultaneously 14 to 32 flowered inflorescence arising through a fat, conduplicate, triangular, acute, scarious, carinate annulus near the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular, acute, carinate, shortly apiculate, membraneosu floral bracts.

Synonyms *Stelis greenwoodii Soto Arenas & Solano 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 682 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater etal 2005 as Stelis greenwoodii photo good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Stelis greenwoodii