Brachionidium ecuadorense Garay 1956

Drawing by Dalstroem

Full shade ColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Ecuadorian Brachionidium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2800 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte on wet rocks with a slender, occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 2 to 3, close, acuminate sheaths and giving rise to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, 7 veined, narrowly elliptical, acute, apiculate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, with a bract near the middle and an infundibular, mucronate floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 1994 Dodson drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide