Coilostylis oerstedii [Rchb.f] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Oersted's Coilostylis [Danish Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

A small sized, erect, warm to cool growing epiphytic plant from Costa Rica and Panama in high canopy deciduous forests at elevations around 800 to 1150 meters with a creeping, terete rhizome carrying an erect, that has the upper 2 interenodes swollen and flattened to form a fusiform pseudobulb with scarious, imbricate, acuminate, evanescent sheaths in youth that can become shallowly grooved with age and carrying divergent, slightly recurved, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, rounded or somewhat retuse apically, dark green leaves that flowers in the spring through summer on an apical, short to 4.8" [12 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly forming pseudobulb that has a basal green sheath and simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum costaricense Rchb.f 1852; Epidendrum cilare var oerstedii [Rchb.f] L.O.Wms 1946; Epidendrum oerstedii Rchb.f 1852; Epidendrum umlauftii Zahlbr. 1893;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Epidendrum costaricense drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 36. Panama Schlechter 1922 as Epidendrum oerstedii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 36. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epidendrum costaricensis; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 118. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epidendrum costaricensis; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as EPidendrum oerstedii; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Epidendrum ciliare var oerstedii; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Auliza oerstedii photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 photo as Epidendrum oerstedii; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 726 Dodson 1982 as Epidendrum oerstedii drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Epidendrum oerstedii drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Epidendrum oerstedii ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Epidendrum oerstedii photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1151 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 as Epidendrum oerstedii drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 Epidendrum oerstedii photo fide;

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