!Suarezia ecuadorana Dodson 1989

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

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Alexander Hirtz


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 Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;