Coccineorchis cristata Szlach., Rutk. & Mytnik 2004 TYPE Drawing By Szlach., Rutk. & Mytnik and The Research Gate Website


Common Name The Comb Coccineorchis [refers to the lamellae on the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Panama in thick humus within cloud forests at elevations of 300 to 3200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cold growing terrestrial with 6 to 7, basal, narrow, orbicular, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, more or less oblique, acute to acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect to arcuate, terminal, rather stout, 12.4 to 25.6" [31 to 64 cm] long, densely glandular below peduncle, rachis 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, all sided to semi-secund, densely 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate to elliptic, acute, pink red to orange floral bracts and carrying medium sized, conspicuous, coral red, orange red to red outside and yellow within flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Bot. Fenn. 41: 482 Szlach., Rutk. & Mytnik 2004 drawing fide