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Orthochilus ecristatus (Fernald) Bytebier. Spiked Medusa, Smooth-lipped Eulophia. Phen: Jun-Sep; Jul-Nov. Hab: Mesic pinelands with blackjack oak, other longleaf pine sandhills and dry-mesic to mesic longleaf pinelands, also (southwards) in spodosol wet-mesic pine flatwoods, dry-prairies, and disturbed wet pastures. Dist: Se. NC south to FL, west to LA; West Indies (Cuba).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = K4; = Eulophia ecristata (Fernald) Ames – RAB, Correll (1950), Luer (1975); = Pteroglossaspis ecristata (Fernald) Rolfe – FNA26, K1, WH3, WI, Brown (2002); = Triorchos ecristatus (Fernald) Small – S, S13; > Eulophia ecristata (Fernald) Ames – K3; > Eulophia pottsii (P.M.Br. & DeAngelis) J.M.H.Shaw; > Orthochilus ecristatus (Fernald) Bytebier – Martos et al (2014); > Orthochilus pottsii (P.M.Br. & DeAngelis) Bytebier; > Pteroglossaspis pottsii P.M.Br. & DeAngelis – K3

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Pteroglossaspis ecristata, Charlton County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
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