Benzingia hajekii (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Dressler 2005

Photo by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name or Meaning Hajek's Benzingia [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast - 2011]

Flower Size [1 1/2" [4 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose, pendant epiphyte with fan-shaped growths with oblanceolate, graduating in size form the base, attenuate to the conduplicate petiolate base, acuminate, thin, pale grayish green leaves with the mid-vein carinate that blooms in the spring on a 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered, axillary from the base inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with 2 distant, lanceolate, acuminate bracts and paired, subopposite, infundibuliform floral bracts holding the campanulate flower at mid-leaf.

Synonyms *Ackermania hajekii D.E. Benn & Christenson 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Lankesteriana 5(2): 93. 2005; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 602 Bennet & Christenson 2001 as Ackermania hajekii drawing ok; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo good; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as Ackermania hajekii