Aspidogyne utriculata (Dressler) Szlach. 1995Drawings by © Herrera and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Small Hose Aspidogyne [refers to the large saccate nectary]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying about 5, variegated beneath, lanceolate-ovate, acuminate, broadly cuneate to subcordate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 6" [15 cm] long ovarall, rachis 1.2" [3 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with papery, elliptic-ovate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms *Erythrodes utriculata Dressler 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 260, f. 2. 1993; Manual De Plants De Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Erythrodes utriculata