Coccineorchis standleyi (Ames) Garay 1982

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Common Name Standley's Coccineorchis [American Botanist early 1900's]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in dense, wet, montane primary forests in tall trees at elevations of 400 to 2750 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial? or epiphyte with fleshy and somewhat pilose roots carrying elliptic leaves that have elongate basally clasping petioles that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, 6" [15 cm] long, racemose, apically densely compact, many flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe and having 3 to 4 inflated, loose, tubular, acuminate bracts as well as floral bracts that surround the apical ball of variable colored flowers.

Synonyms Spiranthes standleyi (Ames) L.O. Williams 1950; *Stenorrhynchos standleyi Ames 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 637 Hamer 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1493 Mora & Atwood 1992 as Stenorrhynchos standleyi drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(1) 31-55 2019 photo fide