Ornithocephalus bonitensis (Dodson) Toscano 2007 publ. 2008 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

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Common Name The La Bonita Ornithocephalus [a northern Ecuadorian town where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Succumbios province of Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial stem enveloped by distichous, imbricate leaf bases carrying conduplicate, oblique, narrowly triangular, attenuate apically, held in a loose fan leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, peduncle puberulent, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, racemose, mostly open at once, few to several flowered inflorescence with an acuminate, triangular, longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms *Sphyrastylis bonitensis Dodson 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 2003 as Sphyrastylis bonitensis drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as Sphyrastylis bonitensis photo hmm;