Zootrophion oblongifolium (Rolfe) Luer 1982

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Common Name The Oblong Leaf Zootrophion

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 600 to 1950 meters with several jointed ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close, tubular, evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute, petiolate leaf and blooms in the later summer and fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence with a nodding flower.

Synonyms Cryptophoranthus oblongifolius Rolfe 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Cryptophoranthus oblongifolius; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #9 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide

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