Cryptocentrum spathaceum Dodson 1993 TYPE Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Sheathed Cryptocentrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial, sometimes asally branching stem enveloped by numerous, imbricating, distichous leaf sheaths carrying narrowly linear, abruptly obtuse leaves that blooms in the late spring on numerous, lateral, basal, spreading, peduncle filiform,1 to 2 close, tubular bracted, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a large, inflated, floral bract and with a 3 winged ovary unique to the genus.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 90 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide;

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