Crossoglossa bifida Dressler 1997

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Helen Kennedy/TYPE Drawing by Dressler and Orquideologia 20: 255 1997


Common Name The Deeply Divided Crossoglossa [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in eastern Panama on mossy tree trunks in cloud forests at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm, pendent growing epiphyte with a caulescent, leafy stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying oblanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, obtuse, undulate margins, narrowing berlow into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, pendent, peduncle to .4 [1 cm] long, rachis to .t1.4" [1 to 3.5 cm] long, passively resupinate, sublaxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-acuminate floral bracts and carrying pale green flowers with an orange callus on the depy bifid lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 255 Dressler 1997 drawing fide;