Chondrorhyncha hirtzii Dodson 1989 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name Hirtz' Chondrorhyncha [German Engineer and Orchid Collector Ecuador 20th cen]

Flower Size 2.6" [6.4 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyhte with a fan of several, distichous, imbricate, oblanceolate to lanceolate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series 2 Plate 416 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide/ photo not = Echinorhyncha ecuadorensis; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae pt 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2013 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide;