Stenotyla picta (Rchb.f.) Dressler 2005 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Color Form Photo courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade HotSpring

Common Name The Painted Stenotyla

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica in moist cloud forests on shady tree trunks at elevations of 1400 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with articulate, arranged in a fan, narrowly oblanceolate, attenuate leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 3.4 to 4" [8.5 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha caloglossa (Schltr.) P.H.Allen 1949; *Chondrorhyncha picta (Rchb.f.) Senghas 1990; Cochleanthes picta (Rchb.f.) Garay 1967; Warczewiczella caloglossa Schltr. 1913; *Warczewiczella picta Rchb.f. 1883; Zygopetalum pictum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Chondrorhyncha caloglossa; *Lankesteriana 5: 96. 2005; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1415 Mora & Atwood 1992 as Chondorhyncha picta drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhynchya picta drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha caloglossa photo hmm; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Chondrorhyncha picta photo good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 as Chondrorhyncha picta photo fide; *Lankesteriana 5: 96. 2005; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Chondrorhyncha picta photo fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide;