Selenipedium dodsonii P.J.Cribb 2015

TYPE Photo by Francisco Tobar and Lankestriana

Common Name Dodson's Selenipedium [American Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador on the Amazon side of the Andes in damp scrub near rivers in rain forest at elevations of 200 to 900 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with erect, terete, sparsely branching above, leafy stems carrying narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, dark green, glabrous above, sparsely pilose at the base, 8 nerved, ciliate, cuneate below into the leaf sheaths that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal or from the axils of the upper branches, to 6" [15 cm] long, successively single, densely few flowered inflorescence with chartaceous, ovate, acute to subacuminate, pubescent, ciliate floral bracts and carrying a small flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 15(3):179-182 P J Cribb September 2015 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #2 2019 photo fide;