Ornithocephalus polyodon Rchb. f. 1876

Inflorescence and Plant Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name or Meaning The Many-Toothed Ornithocephalus

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and northern Brazil at elevations of 130 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fan-shaped growths and equitant, bilaterally compressed, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, 3" [7.5 cm] long, racemose, several to many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 195 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as O cf polyodon drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 543 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009