Plectrophora zarumensis Dodson & P.M.Dodson 1980 Photos by The Botanicka Zahrada Liberec Website

Warm CoolWinter SpringSummer Fall

Common Name The Zaruma Plectrophora [A town in Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Ecuador in El Oro state as a min-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong, flattened pseduobulbs enveloped by imbricating, conduplicate sheaths and carrying a single, ligulate-elliptic, acutre, narrowing below into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, to 2" [5 cm] long,successively single, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with several tubular bracts.

Similar to P alata but differs in the smaller plant, the longer inflroescence and the smaller flowers,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 208 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995