Campylocentrum colombianum Schltr. 1920 SECTION Campylocentrum C micranthus Alliance


Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade HotCool

Common Name or Meaning The Colombian Campylocentrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 70 to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous, glabrous stem carrying erect-patent, oblong to ligulate-oblong, unequally obtuse to obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a lateral, racemose, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, densely many flowered, secund inflorescence with triangular-ovate, apiculate floral bracts.

CAUTION Some references put this species as a synonym of C micranthum but this one has the spur directed forward while C micranthum has the spur directed towards the rear.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1994 drawing/photo good?; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 406 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 76 225[2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 19(2).125 - 193 Ossenbach & Jenny 2019 drawing fide