Zootrophion niveum Luer & Hirtz 2004 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

Common Name The White Flowered Zootrophion

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, inflated, loose, tubualar sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus near the apex of the ramicaul and has a tubular, acute floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide

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