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Arpophillum spicatum (7)
mesquens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
A medium to large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a single curved, terete "v" shaped leaf that is found on trees, a lithophyte on rocks as well as a terrestrial at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters, found in open mountain forests, this species is found from Mexico to Colombia, Venezuela and Jamaica with compressed, several jointed stems covered by tubular sheaths giving rise to a single, apical, ligulate, obtuse, fleshy coriaceous, conduplicate and keeled on the underside leaf that blooms in the spring on a erect, terminal, 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered raceme with a compressed basal sheath and carrying many small flowers held in a cylyndrical shape, above the leaves.
See www.orchidspecies.com/arpogiganteum.htm

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mesquens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
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Edited by:tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)

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