!Benzingia hirtzii Dodson 2010 Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name or Meaning Hirtz's Benzingia [German Engineer, Orchid Enthusiast and Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size 1 1/8" [3 cm]

Found in northeastern Ecuador on tree trunks in extremely wet forests at elevations around 700 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs and has a fan-shape of conduplicate leaves and blooms in the suumer and fall on a pendant to lateral, .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying a non-resupinate flower

Synonyms Benzingia hirtzii Dodson 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 406 Dodson 1989 drawing fide, nom. illeg; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo good; *Lindleyana 10(2): 74. 1995; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 2000 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide;