!Cryptocentrum lehmannii (Rchb.f.) Garay 1958

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photos by Lourens Grobler

Drawing

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

LATE EARLY

Flower Size Lehmann's Cryptocentrum [German Consul to Colombia 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 750 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, stout, rarely basally branched stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths each carrying distichous, narrowly elliptical, acute, conduplicate below, basally clasping leaves that blooms mostly in the late winter and early spring on a horizontal to ascending, from the base of the stem, to 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Aeranthes lehmannii Rchb.f. 1878; Cryptocentrum jamesonii Benth. in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker 1883; Campylocentrum lehmannii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1921; Epidorchis lehmannii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C jamesoni; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 10 1959 photo as C jamesonii; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 031 Dodson 1980 as C jamesonii drwaing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 033 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 as C latifolium photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993 as C jamesonii drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993 as C jamesonii drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as C jamesonii photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = C lehmannnii; Family #39 Orchidaceae: Tribe Maxillarieae: subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood/Mora 1999; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo hmm;

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