Ornithocephalus bryostachys Schltr.1921 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and FlowersPhoto by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

Full ShadeHot Summer

Common Name The Mossy Inflorescence Ornithocephalus [refers to the pubescent inflorescence]

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found in western Ecuador in wet tropical montane forests at elevations of 70 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte on trunks and large branches of trees with a fan of, distichous, deciduous leaves that blooms in the summer on a densely pubescent, axillary, 3" + [7.5 cm +] long, several to many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 192 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 1993 drawing ok/photo not;