Crossoglossa barfodii Dodson 1993 Drawing by Dodson and Orquideologia 19: 84 Dodson 1993

Common Name Barfod's Crossoglossa [Scandanavian Botanist teaches in Denmark current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 660 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a caulescent stem enveloped by distichous, imbricating, foliaceous leaf sheaths and carrying broadly elliptic, obtuse, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle to 3.2" [8 cm] long, rachis to 11.2" [28 cm] long, densely spirally arranged, many flowered inflorescence carrying green flowers

"Distinguished by the small plant with a short stem, the small green flowers with an obcordate lip that is apically retuse, the callus of the lip as a pair of short rect lammellae on each side of the elongate, low, central keel." Dodson


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 84 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids 1: 150 Dodson 1993 Drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador 225 [2] Orchidaceae AA - Cyrtidiorchis Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide;