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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Colombia to NW. Ecuador.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia

[C-EM]
Distribution

Ecuador.

Ecology

On steep banks on laterite with ferns, grasses and low shrubs; 690–700m. October–November.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with erect, terete, leafy stems up to 3 m tall, often sparsely branching above; stems dark green, covered by coarsely and densely glandular-villose leaf-bases. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate at base of lamina, 11–16 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, dark green, glabrous above, sparsely pilose beneath, about 8-nerved, sheathing at base; sheaths minutely puberulent. Inflorescence terminal or from axils of upper branches, up to 20 cm long, densely many-flowered; bracts chartaceous, ovate, acute or subacuminate, 1–2 cm long, 0.6 cm broad, glandular ciliate. Flowers small, produced in succession; sepals and petals light straw yellow, lip yellow, finely spotted with purple within and with two large maroon marks on the basal margin of the rim; pedicel and ovary 5–7 cm long, pubescent. Dorsal sepal elliptic, acute, 2–3 cm long, 1.8 cm broad. Synsepal elliptic-ovate, bidentate at apex, 2–2.5 cm long, 1.6 cm broad. Petals obliquely linear-lanceolate, acute, up to 2.5 cm long, 0.4 cm broad. Lip calceolate, broadly elliptic in outline, up to 3 x 2.5 cm; inflexed basal margins rounded. Column 0.7 cm long; staminode stalked, rhombic, acute, up to 0.5 cm long, longer than the triangular, papillate stigma. Fruits triangular-cylindrical, slightly arcuate, up to 5 cm long, round in cross-section.

Biology

October–November.

Native to:

Colombia, Ecuador

Selenipedium aequinoctiale Garay appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harling [4304], Ecuador K000077893 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. Ecuador 9(225: 1): 13 (1978)

Accepted by

  • Cribb, P. & Purver, C. (2017). Slipper Orchids of the Tropical Americas: 1-281. Natural History Publcations (Borneo), The Orchid Digest Corporation, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cribb, P. (2009). 636. The genus Selenipedium Curtis's Botanical Magazine 26: 5-20.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cribb, P. & Purver, C. (2017). Slipper Orchids of the Tropical Americas: 1-281. Natural History Publcations (Borneo), The Orchid Digest Corporation, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Garay, L.A. Original description of Selenipedium aequinoctiale. 9(225, (1978).

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The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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