Zootrophion williamsii Luer 2002

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Williams' Zootrophion [American Collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 4 large, inflated, loose, tubular sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a .06 to .08" [1.5 to 2 mm] long, simultaneously single to occasionally 3 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has an oblique, inflated floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;