Chondrorhyncha suarezii Dodson 1989 TYPE Drawing by Suarez & Dodson 1989

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Common Name Suarez's Chondrorhyncha [Original collector of Species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 800 meters and is a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing orchid with a very short stem enveloped completely by imbricating, distichous, foliaceous leaf bearing sheaths and carrying oblong-elliptic, shortly acuminate apically, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, 5/8" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence, holding the flower beneath the leaves

This orchid requires shade and even year round watering.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 418 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide