Palmorchis eidae Dressler 2002


Drawing and Isotype by Dressler, and The Epidendra Website

Deep shade Hot fall

Common Name Eida Flete's Palmorchis [Costa Rican Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in primary forests at elevations of 30 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a stem carrying plicate, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a 2" [5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with 1 or 2 lanceolate bracts and narrowly triangular-ovate, acute, heavily veined floral bracts and carrying a purple flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 3: 26, 28, f. 2. 2002; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;