Cischweinfia platychila Garay 1972 Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Flower Size to almost 1" [to almost 2.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with linear-oblong, laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few distichous, imbricating, conduplicate sheaths and carry a single, apical, oblong-linear leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, 2" [5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the axil of the sheath.

Synonyms Cischweinfia platychila f. palatina Tessmer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide;

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