Ornithocephalus dolabratus Rchb. f. 1877

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by Milan Vágner

Part sun Warm Cool Winter and Summer

Common Name The Axe-Shaped Lip Ornithocephalus

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

Found as a warm to cool growing, miniature, twig epiphyte in seasonally dry forests with nocturnal fog at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru with equitant, lanceolate, subfalcate, articulated to persistent sheaths, conduplicate, thick, subfleshy leaves that blooms in the winter and summer on an axillary, many flowered racemose inflorescence equalling the leaf length .

Synonyms Ornithocephalus estradae Dodson 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 7 1960 photo good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 193 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 194 Dodson 1980 as O estradae drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 540 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing ok;