Chondroscaphe endresii (Schltr.) Dressler 2002 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Full ShadeWarm CoolFall

Common Name Endres' Chondroscaphe [German Orchid Collector in Central America 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 950 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a loose fan of 3 to 7, oblanceolatre to narrowly oblanceolate-ligulate, acuminate, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the fall on abasal, axillary, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

This species has mistakenly been determined to be C bicolor for many years but actually is Chondoscaphe endresii.

Patricia's photo shows the pollina in the triggered position waiting to be caught up by a flying bug.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha endresii Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 52. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Chondrorhyncha endresii; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 2009 as syn of C bicolor drawing/photo;

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