Ornithocephalus dalstroemii (Dodson) Toscano & Dressler 2000 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing Drawing by C Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Cool Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name Dalstrom's Ornithocephalus [Swedish Orchid Illustrator current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador and Peru in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial stem enveloped completely by imbricating, distichous leaf sheaths carrying conduplicate, obliquely narrowly triangular leaves that blooms in the fall through earlier winter on an axillary, from the apical leaves, ascending , to 2.4" [6 cm] long, puberulent, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Sphyrastylis dalstromii Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 981 Dodson 1984 as Sphyrastylis dalstromii drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as Sphyrastylis dalstromiiphoto fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994