Crossoglossa tipuloides (Lindl.) Dodson 1993 Photo by Heike Betz & Robin Foster and The Neotropical Live Plant Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by John Atwood and TheSwiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Fringed Lip Crossoglottis

Flower Size .8" [2mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 600 to 2650 meters as a large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with slender stems enveloped by leaf bases and carrying many densely, elliptic to ellipitc-oblanceolate, acute, membraneous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, loose to dense, racemose, many flowered inflorescence.

Distinguished by the obovateapically acuminate, basally subcordiform, ciliate margin, lip thjat is longer than 6mm and the erect inflorescence

Synonyms Liparis tipuloides (Lindl.) Schltr. 1923; Malaxis tipuloides (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis tipuloides Lindl. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Malaxis tipuloides; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1332 Atwood 1989 as Malaxis tipuloides drawing fide; *Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993; Field Guide tothe Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Flora of Ecuador 225 [2] Orchidaceae AA - Cyrtidiorchis Dodson & Luer 2005

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