Chaubardiella hirtzii Dodson 1989 Photo By Lourens Grobler


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

Flower Size 1 3/8" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters with a loose fan of a few, conduplicate, acute, oblong-obovate leaves that blooms in the mid summer and fall on an axillary, arching to lateral, 1 5/8" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that holds the not entirely resupinate, foul scented flower at or near the leaf base.

It has a short, axillary, lateral at ground level, single flowered inflorescence carrying a foul scented flower.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0025 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 412 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing ok; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2013 photo fide