Cryptocentrum caespitosum Carnevali 2001 Drawing by Carnevali and The Epidendra Website

Drawing Drawing by Sydenham Edwards

Common Name or Meaning The Caespitose Cryptocentrum

Flower Size

Found in Panama in low montane cloud forests at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, monopodial, densely caespitose epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 2 to 5, cundupplicate, coriaceous to fleshy coriaceous, linear-oblong, asymetrically bilobulate, longer lobe obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on a shorter than the leaves 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, 7 to 10 internodes, apparently erect, peduncle terete, rachis single flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acute, subinflated and tubular floral bracts and carrying tan, spreading, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; HARVARD PAPERS IN BOTANY Vol. 5, No.2 472 Carnevali 2001 drawing fide