Myrmecophila-grandiflora-2023-05-22 *SITF confirms this plant as Myrmecophila grandiflora (Jun 2023).
The color of the flowers in the photos was not accurately captured; the color on the distal portions of the segments was described as being much more suffused with brown, instead of the bright red shown. There is photo by Grobler which shows this brownish coloration in the OW. M. grandiflora is a giant among the Genus; this is a large plant meeting the description of an enormous species; flower form appears correct, as does the yellow callus that runs the length of the midlobe. Flower size is also large at 7.2 cm. Many supporting photos can be found in the orchichroots.com and the IOSPE and other on-line sources.
Posted on May 22, 2023
Myrmecophila grandiflora (Lindl.) Carnevali & J.L.Tapia & I.Ramírez
First published in Harvard Pap. Bot. 6: 246 (2001)
This species is accepted. First described as Schomburgkia tibicinis var. grandifl...
Posted on Jun 14, 2018
Myrmecophila thomsoniana (Rchb.f.) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 25: 51 (1917). This name is accepted. Distribution: Cayman Is.SITF has determined this is Myrmecophila thomsoniana (Xanthina). (July 2018).
Posted on May 25, 2009
Hi Lou,I’ve got together a group of photos, including a scan of the award sheet for the Mcp. exaltata. I actually noticed something on the award sheet…the genus name is spelled incorrectly. Ummm…?I bo...