Echinorhyncha vollesii (G.Gerlach, Neudecker & Seeger) Dressler 2005

photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name Volle's Echinorhyncha [German Orchid Enthusiast specialist in Colombian and Ecuadorian species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern montane Colombia and northern Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a fan of about 5, varying sized, narrowly lanceolate, acute, articulate to the leaf sheaths below leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha vollesii G.Gerlach, Neudecker & Seeger 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha vollesii; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 Escobar 1994 photo good; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005 as Chondrorhyncha vollesii; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;