Andinia uchucayensis A.Doucette & J.Portilla 2017 publ. 2016

TYPE Drawing Photo by Pepe Potilla/TYPE drawing by Alphonso Doucette ,

Common Name The Uchucay Reserve Andinia

Flower Size

Found in Azuay Ecuador at elevations around 3144 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a repent, ascending rhizome giving rise to stems enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular, papery sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, obtuse, tridenticulate apex, narrowing below into the sulcate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a flexuous, peduncle filiform, glabrous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, with tubular, membraneous bracts, rachis filiform, .2 to .36" [5 to 9 mm] successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo fide;