Crossoglossa aurantilineata Pupulin 2000

Plant and Flowers Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Orange Lined Crossoglossa [refers to the coloration on the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet, cool locations at elevations around 1400 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem carrying narrowly elliptic to linear-lanceolate, retuse, membraneaceous leaves with undulate margins and blooms in the spring on a terminal, elongate, strongly four-angled, warty ridged, erect to arching, successively many flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, triangular, acuminate to attenuate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 15: 23: 2000; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide;