Ligeophila jamesonii Garay 1978

Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website


Another Flower? Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Common Name Jameson's Ligeophila [Scottish Chemist and Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a creeping stem giving rise to a loose rosette of 3 or so, narrowly elliptical, plicate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal erect, 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence enveloped by several, loose, pubescent, elongate, triangular, acute bracts

Synonyms Aspidogyne jamesonii (Garay) Meneguzzo 2012; Erythrodes jamesonii (Garay) Dodson 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 131 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 pg 149 1994 as E jamesonii; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as E sp #638 pg 306 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as Erythrodes sp #228 drawing/photo fide