Clowesia warczewitzii (Lindl. & Paxton) Dodson 1975

Flower Closeup

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

Flower Size 1 1/2" [6.25 cm]

This species is a medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte that is found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Ecuador in tropical, moist forests at altitudes around 70 to 500 meters 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, flsehy 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 warscewizcii; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 as Catasetum scurra; 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 photo; 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;