Cryptocentrum hirtzii Dodson 1993 Photo by Ecuagenera

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Dodson and Orquideologia 19: 89 1993

Cool Summer Fall

Common Name Hirtz's Cryptocentrum [Ecuadorian Orchidist and Collector current]

Flower Size .5" [1.2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 700 to 1250 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial, occasionally branched from the base stem enveloped by numerous, districhous, imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying subfiliform, narrowly linear, abruptly obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on lateral, peduncle to .4" [1 cm] long, filiform, with 1 to 2 filiform, tubular bracts, from the axils of the upper leaf sheaths, spreading, single flowered inflroescence with a large inflated floral bract and carrying a yellow green flower.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination, so Please use with caution. The Drawing is absolutely correct.

Distinguished by the distichously arranged, quill like leaves and elongate stems.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia 19: 89 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993 drawing fide/photo hmm; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide;