Chondroscaphe bicolor (Rolfe) Dressler 2001

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Rolfe and the Epidendra Website

Common Name The Two-Colored Chondrorhyncha

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama on the Caribbean watershed in premontane wet forests at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic orchid with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricate leafbearing, strongly conduplicate-ancipitous sheaths and carrying 3 to 7, oblanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate-ligulate, acuminate basally, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an axillary, short to 3.2" [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with in pairs a infundibular, ovate, acute, outer floral bract and an inner elliptic-lanceolate one that holds the flower below the leaves.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha bicolor Rolfe 1894; Chondrorhyncha endresii Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 406 Dodson 1989 as Chondrorhyncha bicolor drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha bicolor photo not = C atrilinguis; Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; 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; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as C estradae; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 drawing/photo;

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