!Daiotyla albicans (Rolfe) Dressler 2005

Color Form

Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full ShadeHotCoolSpring

Common Name The Whitish Chondrorhyncha

Flower Size .4 to 1/2" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in moist forests at elevations of 250 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a few leaves that blooms in the spring on a 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha albicans Rolfe 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 40: 195. 1898 as Chondrorhyncha albicans; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhynchya albicans drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 Escobar 1994 as Chondrorhynch sp #766 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 as Chondrorhyncha albicans photo fide; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Chondrorhyncha albicans; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Chondrorhyncha albicans photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 photo fide;