~Cischweinfia suarezii Dodson 1989 - See Cischweinfia jarae Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name Suarez's Cischweinfia

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 250 to 700 meters as an epiphyte with elliptic, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several disitichous, imbricating, conduplicate, lower leafless and upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong to narrowly ovate, widest in the middle, gradually tapering below to a short, conduplicate, narrow, petiolate base, acute apically leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, erect, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the axil of a basal sheath.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 420 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Cischweinfia suarezii drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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