Chaubardiella subquadrata (Schltr.) Garay 1969 Photo by Arturo Carillo

Another Flower Color Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another Flower Color not = C tigrina var flava Photo by of Orquivalle


Common Name The Almost Square Chaubardiella [refers to the shape of the lip when expanded]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 400 to 900 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a few subpetiolate, dark green leaves held in a fan shape with a short, pendant to lateral, single flowered inflorescence carrying a non-resupinate flowers that occurs in the spring.

The first photo is what I feel is the real C subquadrata, notice the square lip without an acute apex, matching Schlecter's description and drawing, the second shows what is known as C subqudrata in Costa Rica and the third photo matches Hardings photo exactly but she mentions herself that she feels that this photo really is of a yellow form of C tigrina.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha subquadrata (Schltr.) L.O. Williams 1956; *Kefersteinia subquadrata Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 300. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Kefersteinia subquadrata; Native Colombian Orchids COS Vol 1 1990 photo fide to the third photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 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 to the second photo see description; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide to 3rd photo see desription not = C tigrina