Baskervilla auriculata Garay 1978 Photo by Ivan Jimenez and The Slideshare Website

Inflorescence ? Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade CoolCold LATESpring to EARLYfall

Common Name or Meaning The Eared Baskervilla [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations around 1100 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a basal rosette of 7, broadly ovate, acute to abruptly acuminate, basally rounded into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, glabrous, to 2' [60 cm] long overall, rachis 10" [25 cm] long, cylindrical, subdensely many flowered inflorescence that is distantly 4 to 5 sheathed with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, decreasing in size upwards floral bracts carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Baskervilla auriculata var. yungasensis T.Hashim. 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 905 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005;