Epilyna hirtzii Dodson 1989 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website


Common Name Hirtz's Epilyna [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet lower montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, cane-like, much branching stem enveloped by distichous, imbrication sheaths and carrying oblong-ovate, obliquely bidentate, mucronate, grading smaller above into bracts, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms at most anyt time of the year on an apical, to .08" [2mm] long, successively 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 493 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodoson photo/drawing fide