Ornithocephalus polyodon Rchb. f. 1876

Inflorescence and Plant Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name or Meaning The Many-Toothed Ornithocephalus

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and northern Brazil at elevations of 130 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fan-shaped growths and equitant, bilaterally compressed, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, 3" [7.5 cm] long, racemose, several to many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 195 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 543 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009

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