Systeloglossum bennettii (Garay) Dressler & N.H.Williams 1970

Side view of flowers

Plant and flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Spring

Common Name Bennett's Systeloglossum [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Junin Peru at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, egg-shaped pseudobulb enveloped by 2 pairs of distichous, overlapping leaf braing sheaths and carrying a single, leathery, longitudinally conduplicate, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, longer thaqn the leaf, to 10" [25 cm] long, rachis short, to 9 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb

Synonyms Diadeniopsis bennettii (Garay) Szlach. 2006; *Diadenium bennettii Garay 1967

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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