Crossoglossa sotoana Pupulin & Karremans 2010

TYPE Drawing photo/Drawing by © Pupulin & Karremans and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Soto's Crossoglossa [Mexican Botanist passed 2009]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in loose, moist soils and leaf litter in the understory of primary vegetation. in the premontane wet forest of the Tilarán mountain range, on the Caribbean watershed of the continental divide,at elevations around 800 to 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a terete stem laxly enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying elliptic-spathulate, obtuse, strongly undulate margins, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 6" [25 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts with glandular haiors on the margins and carrying resupinate, yellowish green flowers with a greenish yellow lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9: 444 Pupulin & Karremans 2010 drawing fide