Psilochilus szlachetkoanus Kolan. 2016 Drawing by Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae)

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Common Name Szlachetko's Psilochilus [Polish Botanist current]

Flower Size

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico and Costa Rica in cloud forests as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 5, ovate, subobtuse, upper leaves sessile, petiolate base lower leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a 1.2 to 1.6" [3 t o4 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with pink colored flowers.

"The new species resembles representatives of P. physurifolius-complex by the distinctly petiolate leaves, but the lip shape of the new entity allows to easily distinguish it from other species of Psilochilus. The obscure lip lateral lobes are observed in P. vallecaucanus and P. steyermarkii, but none of those two species has large, ovate middle lobe with obtuse apex. From P. vallecaucanus the new species is additionally distinguished by the petiolate leaves." Herbarium-based studies on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of Psilochilus (Orchidaceae) Kolanowska, Naczk & Jaskula 2016

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

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