Phloeophila cymbula (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 Photo by Ron Parsons

Another Flower Color

Plant and Flower

Photos by © Milan Vágner

TYPE Drawing

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 province of 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 Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Ophidion cymbula drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ophidion cymbula drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as O cunabulum drawing/photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Ophidion cymbula photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 as Ophidium cf cymbula photo good