Ornithocephalus hoppii (Schltr.) Toscano & Dressler 2000

Side View of Flower


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Shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name Hopp's Ornithocephalus [German engineer and Orchid collector in Colombia early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, ascending rhizome giving rise to a terete stem carrying demsely equitant, ensiform, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, suberect, peduncle few bracted, muriculate, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, secund, densely many flowered inflorescence with recurved, oblong, apiculate, margin denticulate, much longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Sphyrastylis hoppii Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 27: 118 Schlechter 1924 as Sphyrastylis hoppii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Sphyrastylis hoppii;