Buchtienia ecuadorensis Garay 1978 Drawing by Calaway Dodson

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Garay 1978

Deep shadeWarm

Common Name The Ecuadorian Buchtienia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with 3 to 5, basal, subdistichous, elliptic, acute to abruptly acuminate, basally abruptly contracted into an elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, peduncle to 24" [60 cm] long, rachis to 16" [40 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish, glabrous flowers

Synonyms Buchtienia boliviensis var. ecuadorensis (Garay) Szlach. 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fl. Ecuador 9(225: 1): 234 Garay 1978 Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide