Coilostylis lacertina ( Lindl. ) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Little Lizard Coilostylis [refers to the lips shape]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 to 2900 meters as a large sized, cool to cold, pendant growing epiphyte or lithophyte with fusiform pseudobulbs, pilose from the internodes, branching from the 2nd basal internode and carrying a few lanceolate, pointed, basally clasping, deciduous leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, arcuate, racemose, several to many flowered inflorescence that arises on a maturing pseudobulb and carrying 7 to 24, simultaneous, nocturnaly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Auliza lacertinum [Lindl.] Brieger 1977; Epidendrum indusiatum Klotsch 1854; *Epidendrum lacertinum Lindl. 1841;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Epidendrum lacertinum; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum lacertinum; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epidendrum lacertinum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Auliza lacertinum; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Epidendrum lacertinum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 33 Hagsater and Salazar 1990 as Epidendrum lacertinum drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 as Epidendrum lacertinum photo fide