Chrysocycnis ecuadorense Dodson & Garay 1980

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photo by Gilberto Escobar Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Ecuadorian Chrysocycnis

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador in extremely wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 650 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing, creeping epiphyte or terrestrial with an elongate, erect, terete, reddish-brown rhizome with several distant nodes and scarious bracts and carrying widely separated, distichously sheathed basally, flattened, rugose, elliptical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute leaf that abruptly tapers into a conduplicate petiole and blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, or along the rhizome, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb [or along the rhizome] with a few acuminate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 364 Dodson 1980 drrawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing good; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 as C schlmii photo fide;