Collection Details

Species: Ornithocephalus sp. jeh540

Orchidaceae Ornithocephalus sp. jeh540
J. E. Householder , Angel Balarezo Mozambite, Javier Huinga Maceda 540

Collection Date: 3 May 2009
Determined By: J.E. Householder
Determination Date: 3 May 2009
Institution: BRIT


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Tambopata

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Rio Bajo Madre de Dios - Gamitana river near Lago Valencia. Aguajal Gamitana.

DD Latitude: -12.4644

DD Longitude: -68.952

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Elevation: 180-220 m


Habitat Description: Swamp habitat dominated by Mauritia flexuosa.

Soil Description: Soils paritially decomposed organic material to mucky; always dark, deep, and acidic. Completley saturated, water flow minimal.

Habitat: Aguajal Wetland

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Epiphyte. Flower white. In aguajal and upland habitat.

Habit: Epiphyte

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Gamitana

Project: Aguajal Project