Echinorhyncha ecuadorensis (Dodson) Dressler 2005 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Ecuadorian Echinorhyncha

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevatrions around 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped completely by a fan of imbricating leaf sheaths carrying strap-shaped, acute, articulated below to the leaf sheaths that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, to 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha ecuadorensis Dodson 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 415 Dodson 1989 drawing fide as Chondrorhyncha ecuadorensis drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhynchya ecuadoriensis drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Chondrorhyncha hirtzii not = E ecuadorensis photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009 drawing ??? ok