Chondroscaphe laevis Dressler 2001 Photo courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Warm CoolSpring

Common Name The Smooth Chondroscaphe

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica in moist cloud forests at elevations of 950 to 1200 meters on shady tree trunks as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a loose fan of distichous leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, .8 to 2.6" [2 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin photo good; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto etal 2005; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 as Syn of C bicolor drawing/photo fide;