Coccineorchis bracteosa (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982 Photo by Gast and Galerie Orchideen Forum Page


Common Name The Bracteate Coccineorchis

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador in wet oak, cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, red, several flowered inflorescence with red, triangular, acute bracts and floral bracts and carrying red to orange flowers

Synonyms Spiranthes bracteosa (Ames & C.Schweinf.) L.O.Williams 1956; Stenorrhynchos bracteosum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #2 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide;