Aetheorhyncha andreettae (Jenny) Dressler 2005

Photo by Madame Popow

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Photo by Kerry Dressler

Part shadeCoolTo WarmWinter

Common Name Andreetta's Aetheorhyncha [Missionary and Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in eastern Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in very wet montane forests of at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with a fan shaped growth that is found with distichous, imbricating, narrowly oblanceolate, acute articulated leaves that blooms on an axillary, 2" long [5 cm], erect, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower near the base of the leaves and occuring most often in the winter.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha andreettae Jenny 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 413 Dodson 1989 as Chonrorhyncha andreettae not = Chondrorhyncha panguensis; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS as Chondrorhyncha andrettae 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 016 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as Chondrorhyncha andreettae not = Chondroscaphe plicata; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Chondrorhyncha andreettae drawing not = Chondrorhyncha panguensis/photo fide; Orquideologia 21: 3 Dressler 2000 as Chondrorhyncha [Chiondroscaphe] andreettae photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 4 2008 photo fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #2 2012 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 Drawing/photo fide;