Ornithocephalus torresii Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 Drawing by Salazar & Soto

Part Shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name Torres' Ornithocephalus [Original collector of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico in foothills within tropical semideciduous forests at elevations less than 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a fan of distichous, strongly compressed laterally, ensiform, falcate, aciminate leaves with oblong, partially imbricate sheaths that blooms in the summer on 1 to 3, axillary, racemose, keeled, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, flexuous, laxly to 8 flowered inflorescence with semiclasping, conduplicate, ovate, obtuse, langly acute, dorsally carinate, conspicuously denticulate margin floral bracts and carrying inconspicuous, membraneous, subglobose, scarsely opening, yellow green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 633 Salazar & Soto 2002 drawing fide;