Cyclopogon werffii Dodson 1993 Drawing by © Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning Werf's Cyclopogon [Dutch botanist At Missouri Botanical Garden and Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size

Found on the isle of Santa Cruz within the Galapogos of Ecuador at elevations around 400 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a basal roseete of about 4, elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the canaliculate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle with 4 to 5 adpressed, ovate, acuminate bracts that decresse in size upwards, to 16" [40 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with awl-shaped, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying green flowers with a greenish white lip.

Distinguished by the epiphytic habit, the small flowers in a dense rachis, the green leaves, the obtuse 3 lobed lip with sagittate basal lobes and the non thickened margins of the lip.

Synonyms Beadlea taquaremboensis (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Stenorrhynchos taquaremboense Barb.Rodr.1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(1): 98. Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador #76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson 2005;