!Benzingia hirtzii Dodson 2010 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name or Meaning Hirtz's Benzingia [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1 1/8" [3 cm]

Found in northeastern Ecuador on tree trunks in extremely wet forests at elevations around 700 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs and has a fan-shape of conduplicate leaves and blooms in the suumer and fall on a pendant to lateral, .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying a non-resupinate flower

Synonyms Benzingia hirtzii Dodson 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 406 Dodson 1989 drawing fide, nom. illeg; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 photo good; *Lindleyana 10(2): 74. 1995; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide;

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