Ornithocephalus suarezii Dodson 1989 Photo by Hanasaka-Tohsan and hanasakato.exblog.jp

Plant and Flowers Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning Suarez's Ornithocephalus [Ecuadorian Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests in old citrus trees at elevations of 220 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a fan of smooth, light green, imbricating, obliquely ovate, acute, laterally flattened leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, 5.6" [14 cm] long, hirsute, 7 to 19 flowered inflorescence with triangular, hirsute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 564 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;