Psilochilus panamensis Kolan. 2015 Drawing by Oledryzynska, Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

LATER EARLIER

Common Name The Panama Psilochilus

Flower Size

Found in Veraguas Panama in premontane cloud forests at elevations around 900 to 1700 meters as a nmedium sized, coldwarm to cool growing terrestrial with a 4 to 5, ovate to elliptic, obtuse to acute, occasionally silver striped, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and earlier fall on a terminal, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with green sepals, pale green petals, and a purple lip.

"This species resembles P. physurifolius but it is easily distinguished from it by the lip form. In P. physurifolius the lip middle lobe is short, about 45 mm long, suborbicular (vs middle lobe up to 6.5 mm long, ovate to elliptic). The other Panamanian Psilochilus species with petiolate leaves, P. dressleri Kolan., is characterized by the subsessile leaves, suborbicular, rounded lip middle lobe and large, obliquely ovate-falcate lip lateral lobes that extend up to two-third of the middle lobe." 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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