Chondrorhyncha palorae is an orchid species identified by (Dodson & Hirtz) Senghas & G.Gerlach in F.R.R.Schlechter in 1992. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Benzingia palorae.
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in very wet montane forests at elevations arouind 800 to 1200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped completely by the bases of the leaf bearing sheaths and carrying, glaucous-green, oblong-elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, single flowered, 3.2 [8 cm] long inflorescence carrying 1 to 2 adpressed, ovate bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 1.4 inches [3.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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