Zootrophion dodsonii (Luer) Luer 1982 Photo by The French Orchid Society Northern Section Website

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Full shadeWarm Summer

Common Name or Meaning Dodson's Zootrophion [American Botanist in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 950 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout to slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, inflated, loose, tubular, acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaecous, more or less purple suffused, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus at the apex of the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus dodsonii Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 037 Dodson 1980 as Cryptophoranthus dodsonii drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide for the first photo the others arte more like Z oblongifolium; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;