Zootrophion endresianum (Kraenzl.) Luer 1982

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Common Name Endres Zootrophion [German Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 5/8" to 3/4" [1.8 to 2 cm]

Found from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador in very wet, premontane rainforests at 700 to 1500 meters in elevation as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, occasional terrestrial and epiphyte with .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long stems enveloped by imbricate, tubular bracts that become papery with time and holding a single, subcoriaceous, elliptic-suborbicular leaf with a conduplicate petiole at the base from which a short, single to three flowered, racemose inflorescence arises from the tubular sheaths at the base of a newly matured leaf stem all occurring in the summer in the northern hemisphere.

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus endresianus Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 437. 1921 as Cryptophoranthus endresianum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 038 Dodson 1980 as Cryptophoranthus endresianus drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1009 Dodson 1984 as Cryptophoranthus endresianus drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Cryptophoranthus endresianus drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1500 Atwood 1993 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 NO 8 2007 photo

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