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


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 as Diadenium ecuadorense drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Native Colombian Orchids VOl 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing fide/photo not = Helcia sanguinolenta; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 photo fide; 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