Chysis violacea Dressler 2003Photo by Dressler and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Violet Chysis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in eastern Panama at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with stipate, ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying elliptic, acuminate leaves taht blooms in the late summer through fall on a pendent, peduncle 3.2 to 5.6" [8 to 14 cm] long, rachis 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long, up to 9 flowered inflorescence with tubular, ovate, acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 22: 237 Dressler 2003 Photo/drawing fide

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