Cryptarrhena guatemalensis Schltr. 1911 Photos by Copyright J.E.Householder and the Atrium Website

Full shadeHot Fall

Common Name The Guatemalan Cryptarrhena

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet lowland forests at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to small, flattened, round pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to several, distichous, imbricate, leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, obliquely bilobed apically, lanceolate, gradually conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a lateral, axillary, racemose, many flowered, arching to pendant, to 3.6" [9 cm] long inflorescence with resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Cryptarrhena acrensis Schltr.1914; Cryptarrhena ghillanyi Pabst 1975; Cryptarrhena quadricornu Kraenzl. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C acrensis; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as C qudricornu drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as C acrensis drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum tropicarum plate 030 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum tropicarum plate 644 Hamer & Dodson 1982 as C quadricornu drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as C quadricornu drawing fide; Icones Planetarum tropicarum plate 425 Dodson 1989 as C acrensis drawing fide; Icones Planetarum tropicarum plate 211 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as C acrensis drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 drawing/photo good; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as C acrensis; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as C ghillanyi; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum tropicarum plate 023 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing ; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide

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