Phloeophila cymbula (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep ShadeHotWarmLATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Little Boat Phloeophila [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 530 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, slightly acuminate, acuminate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, loose, to 2.6" [to 6.5 cm] long including the peduncle, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus cymbula Luer 1980; Ophidion cymbula (Luer) Luer 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 as Ophidion cymbula drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ophidion cymbula drawing fide

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