Aspidogyne costaricensis Ormerod & M.A.Blanco 2009Drawing by Gomez & Herrera and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Costa Rican Aspidogyne

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a terete stem carrying 6 to 7, very dark green, iridescent above, greyish beneath, oliquely ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute to subacuminate, gradually to abruptly narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, pubescent, green, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, laxly 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate-elliptic, reddish, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Manual De Plants De Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Erythrodes sp F; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 14(2): 111-113, f. 1A-H. Ormerod & M.A.Blanco 2009 drawing fide;