Collection Details

Species: Aspidogyne sp. ab2526

Orchidaceae Aspidogyne sp. ab2526
J. E. Householder , Angel Balarezo Mozambite, Javier Huinga Maceda 626

Collection Date: 8 May 2009
Determined By: E. A. Christenson
Determination Date: 24 January 2011
Institution: BRIT-Peru


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Tambopata

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Careterra Cusco Km 37.5 - Comunidad Mercedes - Plot MEF #8. Aguajal Mercedes.

DD Latitude: -12.695

DD Longitude: -69.4693

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Elevation: 200-250 m


Habitat Description: Swamp habitat dominated by Mauritia flexuosa.

Soil Description: Soils paritially decomposed organic material to mucky; always dark, deep, and acidic. Completley saturated, water flow minimal.

Habitat: Aguajal Wetland

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Herb. Terrestrial orchid to 40cm. Flowers white, sepals green. Found on mauritia island under fallen frond.

Habit: Herb

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Mercedes

Project: Aguajal Project