Benzingia caudata (Ackerman) Dressler 2005 Photo by © Patricia Harding

Part shade CoolLATESpring and Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Tailed Benzingia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru as a pendant growing, small sized, cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters in wet, shady, cloud forests on tree trunks that has a short rhizome with no pseudobulbs and a short stem enveloped basally by several distichous leaf sheaths with the basal ones short and the others longer with linear, conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a pendant and then erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the upper leaf axils and having 3 short, tubular bracts.

Synonyms Ackermania caudata (Ackerman) Dodson & R. Escobar 1993; *Chondrorhyncha caudata Ackerman 1981; Stenia caudata (Ackerman) Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Selbyana 5: 299. 1981 as Chondrorhyncha caudata; Orquideología 18: 206. 1993 as Ackermania caudata drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodoson 1993 as Ackermania caudata drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 11 1994 as Ackermania caudata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 photo as Ackermania caudata; *Lankesteriana 5: 93. 2005; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 413 Dodson 1982 as Chondrorhyncha caudata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0181 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Stenia caudata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhynchya caudata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 # 11 1994 photo not = B jarae ; Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1994 as Ackermania caudata; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ackermania caudataFlora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Ackermania caudata drawing fide; Huntleya and their Related Species Harding 2008 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide