Ligeophila lutea Garay 1978

TYPE Drawing by Garay

Common Name The Yellow Ligeophila

Flower Size

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent rhizome giving rise to an at first ascending, then erec stem carrying many, quite approximate, lanceolate to narrowly ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually tapering below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle puberulent, subequal to shorter than the uppermost leaf, to 4" [10 cm] long, rachis cylindrical, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, decreasing in size upwards floral bracts and carrying small, yellow flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 pg 149 1994 as Erythrodes lutea