!Cypholoron frigidum Dodson & Dressler 1972 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeCold LATERSpring Summer

Common Name The Cold Growing Cypholoron

Flower Size

Found in Loja Ecuador in high elevation cloud forests on twigs of large trees at elevations of 2700 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing twig epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to an ovoid pseudobulb enveloped basally by distichous, foliaceous sheaths carrying a single apical, slender, erect, fleshy, linear, acute leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on 1 to 4, basal, erect, filiform, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescnece.

Distinguished by the extremely small plant, the pink and white flowers with an elongate stipe of the pollinarium and the pollina located at the dorsal base of the column.

Synonyms Pterostemma frigidum (Dodson & Dressler) Garay 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 421 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing/photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide

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