Benzingia cornuta (Garay) Dressler 2005 Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Website

Side View of Flower Photo by © Gilberto Escobar

Part shadeWarmTo Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Horned Benzingia

Flower Size 2" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around [400]1500 meters in very wet, shady, cloud forests as a pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte on tree trunks with a fan of linear-lanceolate, acuminate, attenuate below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms on an erect to arcuate, thin, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ackermania cornuta (Garay) Dodson & R. Escobar 1993; *Chondrorhyncha cornuta Garay 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Orquideología 5: 20. 1970 as Chondrorhyncha cornuta; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha cornuta; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 as Chondrorhyncha cornuta photo fide; Orquideología 18: 206. 1993 as Ackermania cornuta; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Ackermania cornuta photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as Ackermania cornuta photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 2000 as Ackermania cornuta photo fide; *Lankesteriana 5: 93. 2005; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008