Lueddemannia dalessandroi (Dodson) G.Gerlach & M.H.Weber 2006 TYPE Drawing by Dodson


Common Name D'Alessando's Luedemannia [American Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm] wide

Found in Loja Ecuador on embankments in dry montane cloud forests at elevations around 2200 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with large, pyriform, longitudinally ribbed, green pseduobulbs carrying 3, apical, obovate, 5 veined beneath, acute, long-attenuate into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on a pendent, racemose, peduncle provided with several, short, imbricating bracts, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, densely 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying green cleistogamus flowers that directly form seed pods without opening.

Synonyms Acineta dalessandroi Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 901 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 as Acineta dalessandroi; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 drawing fide;