Cryptocentrum hirtzii Dodson 1993

Photo by Coloborquideas

Flower closeup

Photo by Ecuagenera

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Dodson and Orquideologia 19: 89 1993

Cool Summer Fall

Common Name Hirtz's Cryptocentrum [German Engineer, Orchidist and Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .5" [1.2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 700 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial, occasionally branched from the base stem enveloped by numerous, districhous, imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying subfiliform, narrowly linear, abruptly obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on lateral, peduncle to .4" [1 cm] long, filiform, with 1 to 2 filiform, tubular bracts, from the axils of the upper leaf sheaths, spreading, single flowered inflroescence with a large inflated floral bract and carrying a yellow green flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia 19: 89 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993 drawing fide/photo hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide