Daiotyla crassa (Dressler) Dressler 2005 Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Another Flower Photo by Arturo Carillo.

Full Shade Warm CoolSpring

Common Name The Thick Chondrorhyncha

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found only in Panama in very moist montane forests at elevations of 750 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 2 to 3, obovate to obovate-elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha crassa Dressler 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Orchidee (Hamb.) 34: 222. 1983 as Chondrorhyncha crassa; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha crassa; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 as Chondrorhyncha crassa photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008