Orleanesia ecuadorana Dodson 1997 Drawing by Thurston/Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Ecuadorian Orleanesia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to spindle-shaped pseduobulbs carrying 3 to 5, oblong-ovate, coriaceous, apically blunt, spreading leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, [1.2 meters] long, the upper half with 4" [10 cm] long, lateral branches, each branch successively single flowered inflorescence with ovate, imbricating basally floral bracts.

Similar to O peruviana but differs in the elongate inflorescence with apical lateral branches with a successively single flower at the terminus


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 277 Dodson 1997 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 ;