!Suarezia ecuadorana Dodson 1989

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Ecuadorian Suarezia

Flower Size .32" [8mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 450 to 580 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an ovate, compressed pseudobulb enveloped by imbricating, distichous, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying subterete, linear, narrowing towards the condupicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall onan axillary, from the upper leaf sheaths, lateral, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, spicate, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 585 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;