Eurystyles christensonii D.E.Benn. 2001 TYPE Drawing by Alcantara

Full shade Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name Christenson's Eurystyles [American Botanist Died 2011]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests in deep shade low down on tree trunks at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a rosette of spathulate-obloanceolate, acute, ciliolate margin leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a slender, nodding, racemose, rachis a sub-umbellate head, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 6 to 7, very conspicuous, ovate, acuminate, ciliolate margin, much longer than the flowers floral bracts and carrying tubular flowers with white tepals from semi-transluscent green bases, the lip is white with 3 dark green markings and a white column.

Close to E colombiana but clearly differs in the ciliolate leaves of E christensonii and the different pandurate dorsal sepal.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icon. Orchid. Peruv.: t. 660 D E Bennett2001 drawing fide