Clowesia thylaciochila (Lem.) Dodson Photo by Digital Helen and ua Website


Common Name The Bag-Like Lip Clowesia

Flower Size 3 3/5" [9cm]

Found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Morelos, and Oaxaca states of Mexico in tropical deciduous forests at elevations of sealevel to 1200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs enveloped by persistant sheaths and carrying several, elliptic, acuminate, plicate, petiolate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, pendant, many flowered, to 14" [35 cm] long, racemose inflorescence carrying 15 to 30, bisexual, very fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Catasetum thylaciochilum Lem. 1856

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as Catasetum thylaciochilium drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Catasetum thylaciochila; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photos fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide