!Echinorhyncha litensis (Dodson) Dressler 2005

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Another Color Form Photo by Dressler

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Common Name The Lita Echinorhyncha [Town in northern Ecuador]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations around 850 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a few leaves that can bloom at most any time of the year on a lateral, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha litensis Dodson 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 417 Dodson 1989 drawing fide as Chondrorhyncha litensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhynchya litensis drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids COS Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 as Chondrorhyncha litensis photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 key