Ornithocephalus dunstervillei Toscano & Carnevali 2009 Drawing by Dunsterville and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Warm LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name Dunsterville's Ornithocephalus [American Botanist in Venezuela later 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Venezuela in light forests at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an inconspicuous stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying in a fan, bilaterally flattened, ensiform, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, erect, racemose, flattened, finely denticulate edges, flexuous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, to 4 flowered inflorescence with somewhat oblique, convex, abaxially carinate on the mid vein, revolute and hairy margins, finely mucronate apically floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 14(2): 199-201. 2009 Toscano & Carnevali drawing fide;