Crossoglossa steinii (Dodson) Dodson 1993 Photo by Alex Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson and Icones Plantarum Tropicarum ser. 2, 6: t. 527 Dodson 1989 as Malaxis steinii

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Common Name Stein's Crossoglossa [American Botanist and collector of species current]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in wet upper montane cloud forests at elevations around 1900 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a caulescent, basally recumbent stem enveloped by distichous, imbricating, foliaceous leaf sheaths and carrying narrowly elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer through later fall on a terminal, erect, peduncle to 2.8" [7 cm] long, rachis to 12" [30 cm] long, densly spirally arranged, many flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and carrying green flowers

Distinguished by the obovate lip longer than 6mm with an entire margina and the inflorescence with an erect apex.Flora of Ecuador 225 [2] Orchidaceae AA - Cyrtidiorchis Dodson & Luer 2005

Synonyms *Malaxis steinii Dodson 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum ser. 2, 6: t. 527 Dodson 1989 as Malaxis steinii drawing fide; *Native Ecuadorian Orchids 1: 149 Dodson 1993 Drawing; Flora of Ecuador 225 [2] Orchidaceae AA - Cyrtidiorchis Dodson & Luer 2005

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