(pronounced: or-nith-oh-SEFF-al-uss)


Maxillarieae subtribe Ornithocephalinae

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Salazar C., G. A. and R. Gonzalez Tamayo 1990. Ornithocephalus biloborostratus, nueva especie del sur y occidente de Mexico. Orquidea (Mex.) 12:87-92.

Salazar, G. A. and M. A. Soto 1996. A new species of Ornithocephalus (Orchidaceae) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Brittonia 48(2):209-212.

Schweinfurth, C. 1947. A novel South American Ornithocephalus. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 16(9):510-512.

Schweinfurth, C. 1948, Ornithocephalus polyodon. Bot. Mus. Leafl. 13(6):151-152.

Senghas, K. 1995. Ornithocephalus bicornis Lindl. 1843. Die Orchidee: Orchideenkartei Seite 805-806.

Toscano de Brito, A. L. V. and R. L. Dressler 2000. New combinations in Ornithocephalus (Ornithocephalinae: Orchidaceae) and description of a new species from Mesoamerica. Lindleyana 15(4):252-256.