Systeloglossum ecuadorense (Garay) Dressler & N.H. Williams 1970 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Another Flower Photo by Daniel Jimenez.


Common Name The Ecuadorian Systeloglossum

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador in lowland tropical and premontane rainforests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with oblong to ovate pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong, acute to obtuse, tapering gradually below into a slender base that blooms in the late winter, on an erect, triangular, paniculate, several flowered inflorescence with a few loosely branched, each branch carrying to 4 closely spaced, successively opening flowers with only 1 or 2 open at a time.

Synonyms Chaenanthe ecuadorensis Garay 1954; *Diadenium ecuadorense Garay 1954

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 10 1960 drawing as Diadenium ecuadorense; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Native COlombian Orchids VOl 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing fide/photo not = Helcia sanguinolenta; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo not fide but S sp to left photo fide