Selenipedium aequinoctiale Garay 1978 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another View Photo courtesy of Dr. Clark Riley and His Cypripedilum Page

Plant Photo Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

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Common Name The Equatorial Ocurring Selenipidum

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 550 to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with suberect to arcuate pendent, branched, elongated, slender cane-like stems carrying alternate, widely spaced, thin, lanceolate to ellipitc lanceolate, chartaceous, puberulent, plicate leaveswith basal sheathing stems and blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal or from axis of upper branches, arcuate, puberulent, short, bracteate, successively several [to 10] flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 297 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 6 2005 photo;