~Cischweinfia suarezii Dodson 1989 - See Cischweinfia jarae Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989 Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name Suarez's Cischweinfia

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 250 to 700 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several disitichous, imbricating, conduplicate, lower leafless and upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong to narrowly ovate, widest in the middle, gradually tapering below to a short, conduplicate, narrow, petiolate base, acute apically leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, erect, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the axil of a basal sheath.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 420 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as Cischweinfia suarezii drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;