Macroclinium-xyphophorus-2022-08-20 *SITF has confirmed this plant as Macroclinium xiphophorus (May 2023). 

Although many sources call this Macroclinium xyphophorus, Kew's POWO accepts this as M. xiphophorus. This plant exhibits some spotting on the rugose leaves, whereas its close relative, M. wullschlaegelianum leaves are not spotted; the flowers and plant form are an excellent match to photos in the IOSPE, OW and; Notylia xiphophorus is considered synomynous with M. xiphophorus. The "Native Colombian Orchids, Vol. 6, pg 872 contains comparison photos of M. xiphophorus and M. wullschlaegelianum.

Posted on Aug 20, 2022

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Pleurothallis-(Acronia)-ensata-Bryon-CBR-2022-07-19 *SITF confirms this plant as Pleurothallis ensata (May 2023).

This plant's identity as Pleurothallis ensata was confirmed by Dr. Carl Luer in May 2013; Dr. Luer was the taxonomist of record for this species. Matching photos can be found in iNaturalist: Colombia Plant Observations and The flower size also matches the description at .5 cm. The plant matches the Luer drawing found in the IOSPE.

Posted on Jul 19, 2022

Six flowers and six buds on 12 pale chartreuse fasciles up to 0.5 cm arising through a brown spathe; plant measures 35cm wide x 22cm tall growing in a 10cm square plastic pot with sphagnum moss, longe...

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