Cyclopogon hennisianus (Sandt) Szlach. 1993

Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Hennis' Cyclopogon [German Orchid Collector South America 1800's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with 6, in a basal rosette, variegated, elliptic-lanceolate, variegated, acute, tapering below into the rather slender, canaliculate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 16" [40 cm] long overall, rachis to 10" [25 cm] long, secund, elongate, cylindric, loosely many flowered inflorescence remotely several sheathed and has linear-lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts.

Distinguished by the green leaves with silver green longitudinal stripes, the basal lobe of the lip about equal to the apical lobe in width, the calli of the lip base being intramarginal and the rostellum apex not wrapped around the pollina

Synonyms Beadlea hennisiana (Sandt) Garay 1978; *Stenorrhynchos hennisianum Sandt 1928

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as Beadlea hennisianus; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 006 Dodson 1980 as Beadlea hennisiana drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Escobar & Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson/Luer 2005; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Szatchetko & Kolanowska 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide