Clowesia warczewitzii (Lindl. & Paxton) Dodson 1975

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Common Name Warczewitzii's Clowesia [Polish Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Ecuador in tropical, moist forests at altitudes around 70 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with narrowly ovoid to oblong, sulcate with age pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the fall in the northern hemisphere [spring in Ecuador] on a pendant, to 15" [30 cm] long, several [15 to 20] to many flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises from the base of a mature pseudobulb without leaves and carries showy, fragrant, citronella scented, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Catasetum scurra Rchb.f 1872; *Catasetum warczewitzii Lindley & Paxton 1850-1; Myanthus warczewitzii (Lindl. & Paxton) Beer 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 55. Panama Schlechter 1922 as Catasetum warczewizcii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as Catasetum warczewitzii drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Catasetum warscewiczii; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as Catasetum scurra var warscewizcii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 as Catasetum scurra; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #7 1964 as Catasetum warscewiczii photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as Catasetum warscewiczii drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Catasetum warscewiczianum; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as Catasetum warscewizii drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 025 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 6 1983 as Catasetum warscewizcii photo fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;

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