Eurystyles borealis A.H.Heller 1968

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

Drawing Drawing R Jimenez and The Herbario AMO Website

full shadeWarm Winter

Common Name The Northern Eurystyles

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize Guatemala and Nicaragua in montane cloud forests at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with basal, elliptic to obovate, apiculate, gradually narrowing into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a capitate, 1" [2.5 cm] long, pilose inflorescence completely covered by pilose, elongate, acute bracts and carrying a head of many flowers at the apex.

Synonyms Synanthes borealis (A.H.Heller) Burns-Bal., H.Rob. & Merc.S.Foster 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 745 Hamer 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 13(1-2). DICIEMBRE 1993 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 585 Hagsater 2002 drawing ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Orchidoideae Part 2 Vanillioideae Pridgeon, Cribb. Chase and Rasmussen 2003 drawing/photo good;

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