!Systeloglossum costaricense Schltr. 1923

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Another Angle Photo by Bogarin/JBL/Dressler, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeHotWarm WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Costa Rican Systeloglossum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in lowland tropical and premontane rainforests at elevations of 750 to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptical to ovoid, smooth, laterally compressed psuedobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 6, oblong-lanceolate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, thin, acute, conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, lteral, paniculate, 12 to 14" [30 to 35 cm] long, successively flowering inflorescence with 1 to several, fractiflex, racemose branches with 1 to 2 flowersd open on each branch at any one time.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1494 Atwood 1992 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing/photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchid Species Culture; Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006

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