Psilochilus alicjae Kolan. 2014 Drawing by Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

Common Name Alicja's Psilochilus

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Parana state of Brazil in primary forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 4, narrowly ovate to ovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish flowers with a white lip with a lilac apex.

"Vegetatively this species resembles P. maderoi and P. modestus, but the lip form allows to easily distinguish those taxa. The lip claw of P. maderoi is distinctly longer than in P. alicjae. In P. modestus the lip middle lobe is sessile, suborbicular and obtuse at the apex." Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula 2016

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Drawing fide

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