Benzingia thienii [Dodson] Harding 2008 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website


Common Name Thien's Benzingia [American Botanist current]

Flower Size 1 1/5 [3 cm]

This small sized, epiphytic, fan-shaped, warm to cool growing species is found in western Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters in very wet montane cloud forests with no pseudobulbs and 5 to 9, narrowly obovate, acute, contracted into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring in situ on an axillary, 3 3/4" [9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that holds the flower at midleaf.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha thienii (Dodson) Dodson 1984; *Cochleanthes thienii Dodson 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 026 Dodson 1980 as Cochleanthes thienii drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo not; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha theinii; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobnar 1995 as Chondrorhyncha thienii photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Chondrorhyncha thienii; *Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008