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Description Edit

Plant blooms on fall, it's spike can reach more than 30cm (1 feet) and has about 10 small flowers, 1,5 cm wide each.

The species name comes from the leaf blots.

Flor

Flower

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Leaf

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Blooms

Distribution Edit

"This is a pantropical, medium sized, erect, cool to hot growing terrestrial orchid found from southern Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Lewwards, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Windwards, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bennin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Siera Leone, Togo, Guinea Bissau, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Natal South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar and Reunion in leaf litter below trees and on rocky scrub slopes at elevations up to 1200 meters." [1]

Culture Edit

It is an easy cultivation terrestrial  plant, but it is rare to be found in collections.

Synonyms Edit

  1. Limodorum maculatum (Lindl.) G.Lodd., Bot. Cab. 5: t. 496 (1821).
  2. Aerobion maculatum (Lindl.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 718 (1826).
  3. Eulophia maculata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 647 (1863).
  4. Eulophidium maculatum (Lindl.) Pfitzer, Entwurf. Anordn. Orch.: 87 (1887).
  5. Graphorkis maculata (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).

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