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


Common Name Warszewicz's Coccineorchis [Polish Orchid Collector in Central and South America 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama within deep wet forest shade in lower montane forests at elevations of 800 to 3000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, basal, narrow, elliptic-ovate, ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, more or less oblique, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through early spring on an erect to arcuate, terminal, rather stout, 11.2 to 18.8" [28 to 47 cm] long, densely glandular below peduncle, rachis 2 to 4.2" [5 to 10.5 cm] long, subsecund, subdensely 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, orange, dull orange, red to dull pale red floral bracts and carrying medium sized, conspicuous, yellow to yellow orange flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Bot. Fenn. 41: 480 Szlach., Rutk. & Mytnik 2004 drawing fide