!Horvatia andicola Garay 1977 Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade cold Summer

Common Name The Andes Loving Horvatia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Canar province of Ecuador at elevations around 2600 to 2700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome with 4" [10 cm] between each ellipsoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect petiole then horizontal blade, narrowly lanceolate, plicate, acute leaf that blooms in the summer from the rhizome on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide;