!Coccineorchis cernua (Lindl.) Garay 1978

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Inflorescence

Photo by The Ecuagenera Orchid Website


Photo by Leon Glicenstein

Common Name The Nodding Coccineorchis [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in montane, oak cloud forests at elevations of 1880 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 6 to 12, in a basal rosette, broadly ovate, bright green with a ventral nerve and 2 to 3 lateral nerves on each side, abruptly narrowing below into the pink, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, clear pink, to [33 cm] long overall, rachis to 1" [2.5 cm] long, pubescent towards the apex, few to several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Coccineorchis corymbosa (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920; Spiranthes coccinea Garay 1967; Spiranthes corymbosa Kraenzl. 1916; *Stenorrhynchos cernuum Lindl. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as C corymbosa; *Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 519 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001; 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 hmm; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005 as Stennorhyncha cernua; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #5 2010 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide