Campylocentrum asplundii Dodson 1993 SECTION Campylocentrum TYPE Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Asplund's Campylocentrum [Swedish botanist in Ecuador 1900's]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Pastaza department of Ecuador at elevations around 870 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, leafy epiphyte with a pendent stem enveloped completely by conduplicate sheaths carrying numerous, distichous, wide spreading, narrowly oblong-ovate, obtuse, slightly contracted into the sessile base leaves that blooms in the fall on many lateral, racemose, peduncle filiform, to .258" [1.2 mm] long, shorter than to almost equal to the length of the leaves, glabrous, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Text by Dodson 1993 "This species is distinguished by the oblong-ovate leaves. the inflorescences shorter than or equal to the leaves, the strongly recurved spur that is equal in length to the lip, and the expanded, ovate clinandrial-hood."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 79 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1994 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Flora of Ecuador No 76 225[2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005;