Leochilus tricuspidatus (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1922 Photo by Melania Munoz and Bosque de Paz Orchid and Bird Website.

Common Name The Three Toothed Leochilus

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, apically asymmetric leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on 1 to 2, basal, 6" [15 cm] long, bottom half sheathed, upper half lightly fractiflex, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence that exceeds the leaves in length and carries successviely opeing flowers.

Synonyms *Oncidium tricuspidatum Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1443 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997;

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