!Raycadenco ecuadorensis Dodson 1989 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full shadeCool ColdFall

Common Name The Ecuadorian Raycadenco

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2200 meter as a miniature sized, monopodial, cool to cold growing twig epiphyte with a stem enveloped by distichous, imbricating, leafbearing sheaths and carrying thick, narrowly elliptic, narrowing below to the junction with the sheath leaves and blooms in the fall on an axilalry, racemose, glabrous, to .8" [2 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence

There may be more than one species in this genus as the presented photo differs greatly in the placement of the Calli on the lip than the original description and drawings. The Original drawings by Dodson do not show the inverted "Y" in between the 2 calli on the basal portion of the lip and it is quite noticeable so why is it not drawn in? More study needs to be done.

Synonyms Fernandezia ecuadorensis (Dodson) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Topicarum Plate 577 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide;

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