Eurystyles cotyledon Wawra 1863 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Another angle

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto

Deep shade Warmto CoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Cotyledon-Like Eurystyles

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in the Mantiqueira Rain Forest Mountains of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo State Brazil as well as Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru in seasonally dry cloud forests at elevations of 500 to 3150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a basal rosette of elliptic, acute leaves that are conduplicate below into a distinct petiole that blooms in the summer on a short to 1" [2.5 cm], pendant inflorescence with a head-like cluster of several [6 to 8] flowers with inflated, pilose floral bracts

Synonyms Eurystyles auriculata Schltr. 1923; Eurystyles colombiana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1925; Eurystyles paranaensis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1926; Stenoptera roehlii Schnee 1946; Trachelosiphon colombianum Schltr. 1920; Trachelosiphon paranaense Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as Trachelosiphon colombianum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 86. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as E auriculata; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as E paranaensis Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 as E paranaensis drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as E auriculata; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 as E colombiana; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 106 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 photo ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as E auriculata drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 27 Hagsater and Salazar 1990; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as E cotiledon photo hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as E auriculataphoto ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Eurystyles auriculata photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 as E auriculataphoto fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo ok

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