Chondroscaphe venezuelana Pupulin & Dressler 2009 TYPE Drawing by Pupulin

Full Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Venezuelan Chondroscaphe

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found around Merida Venezuela without locality as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem that is completely enveloped by imbricating, strongly conduplicate, ancipitous sheaths the uppermost leaf-bearing carrying 5 to 7, narrowly oblanceolate-ligulate, acuinate, conduplicate below intothe base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a basal, suberect, peduncle to 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with paired, outer one infundibular, ovate acute, the inner one elliptic-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha plicata D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 drawing/photo fide;

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