Chondroscaphe plicata (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Dressler 2001 Photo by Ron Parsons and his Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Gunter Gerlach

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Folded Chondroscaphe [refers to the pleated midlobe of the lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Junin Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1700 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with 3 to 4, stiff, lanceoalte, acuminate, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, lax, 2.8" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

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

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Chondrorhyncha plicata; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 drawing/photo fide;