Chondroscaphe yamilethae Pupulin 2005

Another Angle Photos by Franco Pupulpin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Yamileth's Chondroscaphe [Gonzalez-Garcia Costa Rican University president current]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped compeltely by imbricate leafless becoming leaf bearing, strongly conduplicate leaf sheaths and carrying 5 to 7, narrowly obloanceolate, acuminate, becoming conduplicate bsae leaves that blooms on a 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence occurring in the winter.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulpin 2005 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 4 2006 photo; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 drawing/photo;