Zootrophion ximenae [Luer & Hirtz] comb novo Pfahl 2014 Photo by

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Common Name Ximena's Zootrophion [Mrs Hirtz, Ecuadorian Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, long repent epiphyte with prostrate to ascending, creeping, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, close, ribbed, tubular sheaths below the abscission layer and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical to elliptical-ovate, acute, broadly cuneate to rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, loose, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, successively 1, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus below the abscission layer and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms *Epibator ximenae Luer & Hirtz 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Epibator ximenae drawing good; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 as Epibator ximenae drawing fide;