Zootrophion hypodiscus (Rchb. f.) Luer 1982 Photo by www.myorchids.au website

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Common Name The Round Underside Zootrophion

Flower Size 3/4" or less [1.75 cm]

Found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of sea level to 1800 meters and is a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic or terrestrial species with an erect ramicaul enveloped completely by 3 to 4 imbricating, loose, acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an apical, 4" or less [10 cm], shorter than the leaf, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Cryptophoranthus gracilentus (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1887; Cryptophoranthus hypodiscus (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1887; Cryptophoranthus lepidotus L.O. Williams 1942; Cryptophoranthus moorei Rolfe 1903; Cryptophoranthus rolfeanus Kraenzl. 1925; Masdevallia gracilenta Rchb.f. 1875; *Masdevallia hypodiscus Rchb. f. 1878; Zootrophion gracilentum (Rchb.f.) Luer 1982; Zootrophion lepidotis (L.O. Williams) Luer 1982; Zootrophion moorei (Rolfe) Luer 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cryptophoranthus hypodiscus; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Cryptophoranthus lepidotus drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Cryptophoranthus lepidotus; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1010 Dodson 1984 as Cryptophoranthus moorei drawing hmm; Systematics of the Pleurothallidinae Vol 1 Luer 1986; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Cryptophoranthus moorei drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo as Z sp = Z hypodiscus photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 9 1997 photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1998 errata #704 = Z hypodiscus; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide for the first photo;

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