!Echinorhyncha litensis (Dodson) Dressler 2005

Lip Detail

Another Color Form

Photos by Arturo Carillo

Another Color Form

Photo by Dressler

TYPE Drawing of Chondrorhyncha litensis

Drawing by Dodson

Part ShadeWarmCoolWinterSpringSummerFall

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; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #6 2015 drawings good;