Cryptocentrum standleyi Ames 1925 SUBGENUS Caulescentes

Another Plant Photos by Pupulin and The Epidendra Website

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

Plant in situ Photo by Al Bickell.

Full shadeCool TO HotFallWinter

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in wet montane forests as a miniature, hot to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte at elevations of sealevel to 2000 meters with a short stem carrying spiral, triquetrous, fleshy, acicular, acute leaves that are basally clasping and blooms in the fall and winter on a lateral, 3/4 to 1 1/5" [2 to 3 cm] long, single flowered, wiry inflorescence with 3 distant, acute, tubular bracts including the floral bract and carry dull red to yellow flowers

Synonyms Cryptocentrum brenesii Schlechter non pub.; Cryptocentrum longiscapum Brieger 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Sched. Orch. 6: 9: 55. 1925; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1309 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as C longiscapum drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as C longiscapum; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing good; 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 fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok;