Benzingia palorae (Dodson & Hirtz) Dressler 2005 Photo by © Anon

Full Shade Warm CoolSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Palora Benzingia [A town In Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in very wet montane forests at elevations arouind 800 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphtye with a very short stem enveloped completely by the bases of the leaf bearing sheaths and carrying, glaucous-green, oblong-elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, single flowered, 3.2" [8 cm] long inflorescence carrying 1 to 2 adpressed, ovate bracts

Synonyms Ackermania palorae (Dodson & Hirtz) Dodson & R.Escobar 1993; Chondrorhyncha palorae (Dodson & Hirtz) Senghas & G.Gerlach 1992; *Stenia palorae Dodson & Hirtz 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 583 Dodson 1989 as Stenia palorae drawing fide; Orquideología 18: 206. 1993 as Ackermania palorae; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha palorae drawing/photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Ackermania palorae drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as Ackermania palorae photo fide; *Lankesteriana 5(2): 93. 2005; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo/drawing fide

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