!Campylocentrum schiedei (Rchb. f.) Benth. ex Hemsl. 1885 SECTION Campylocentrum

Plant and Flowers

Photos courtesy of Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

Part sunTo WarmCool SpringSummer

Common Name Schiede's Campylocentrum [German Botanist and Plant Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1/10" [2 mm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with roots that are about 12" [30 cm] long, and a monopodial, short, slightly fractiflex stem enveloped by clasping, leaf bearing sheaths each carrying a coriaceous, distichous, obliquely bilobed apically and gradually narrowing below and articulate to the clasping sheaths that blooms in the spring and summer on several axillary, arising from the leaf axils below the roots, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence with sometimes several arising from the same location.

Synonyms Aeranthes schiedei (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1864; *Angraecum schiedei Rchb.f. 1850; Campylocentrum acutum Schltr. 1923; Campylocentrum minus Fawc. & Rendle 1909; Campylocentrum tuerckheimii Schltr.n1912; Todaroa micrantha A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR;Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., II, 3: 28. 1845 as Todaroa micarantha; Linnaea 22: 857. 1850 as Angraecum schiedei; in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 901.1864 as Aeranthus schiedei; *Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 292 1884; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 268. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as C acutum; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo good; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 805 Hamer & Dodson 1983 drawing okish; Flora Novo Galaciana Vol 16 Mcvaugh 1985; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 5 Hagsater and Salazar 1990 drawing okish; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Orchidaceae Part 3 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmusen 2014; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018