Ornithocephalus biloborostratus Salazar & R.González 1990

Drawing Photo & Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Warm Spring THROUGH EARLY Fall

Common Name The Bilobed Beak Ornithocephalus

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in southwestern Mexico in tropical forests at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a fan of distichous, laterally complanate, knife-blade like, obtuse to acute, strongly conduplicate, leaves that blooms in the spring through early fall on 1 to 4, axillary, peduncle thin, winged, glabrous, with 1 to 2 bracts similar tothe floral bracts, racemose, erect, [1.3 to 3.8 cm] long, distichous, simultaneously 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with extened, almost flat, sub-amplexicaul, membraneous, transluscent, ovate to voate-cordiform, obtuse to acute, margine erose dentate floral bracts and carrying small, membraneous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12: 88. Salazar & Gonzalez 1990 drawing/photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide;