Eurystyles cornu-bovis Szlach. 1992

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Common Name The Cows Horn Eurystyles

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stem carrying a basal rosette of 5 to 6, lanceolate to elliptic, acute, non-ciliolate, petioalte base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a capitate, few to several flowered inflorecence with ovate-lanceolate, narrowing towards the apex, acute, non-ciliolate margin floral bracts and carrying small, erect flowers .

“Eurystyles cornu-bovis differs from all previously described species of the genus primarily in the lack of cilia at the edges of leaves and floral bracts. Another characteristic feature are thickenings on the auricles of the lip, similar to bovine horns. The species occupies an isolated position within the genus and in my opinion fully deserves to be isolated in a separate section.” Szlachetcko 1992


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 37(1): 16, 18-19, f. 3B, f. 5. Szlach. 1992 drawing fide