Acostaea bicornis Luer1983 Photo courtesy of Daniel Jimenez G. in Costa Rica

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name or Meaning The Two Horned Acostaea

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1320 to 2500 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with reed-like, strongly laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 2 to 7, elliptic, apically bilobed, coriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, sessile, occuring only once inflorescence carrying 1 to 3, simultaneously opening, resupinate, green, nocturnally fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Acostaea costaricensis subsp. bicornis (Luer) Luer 1987; Specklinia bicornis (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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