!Ticoglossum krameri (Rchb.f.) Halb. 1983 Photo courtesy of © Guido Deburghgraeve

Alba Color Form Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

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Common Name Kramer's Ticoglossum [German Orchid Colletor in South America 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in premontane forest and coffee plantations at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate elliptic, strongly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by non-foliaceous bracts and carrying a single apical, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, acute leaf with a short petiole [unique to this species] that blooms in the spring through winter on a lateral, 4" [10 cm] long, racemose, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence. The variety presented here occuring on the Atlantic slope is var. smithianum (Rchb. f.) Christenson 1991, the other variety has violet flowers and is found most often on the Pacific slope. Synonyms *Odontoglossum krameri Rchb. f. 1868; Odontoglossum krameri var. album Rolfe 1893; Odontoglossum krameri var. album Lucas Rodr. ex Halb. 1982; Odontoglossum krameri var. smithianum Rchb. f. 1883; Rossioglossum krameri [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008; Ticoglossum krameri f. album (Lucas Rodr. ex Halb.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Ticoglossum krameri var. album Lucas Rodr. ex Halb. 1983; Ticoglossum krameri var. smithianum (Rchb. f.) Christenson 1991;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum krameri; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum krameri drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 63. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Odontoglossum krameri; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 253. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Odontoglossum krameri; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum krameri; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 890 Dodson 1983 as Odontoglossum krameri drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 890a Hamer 1985 as T krameri var album drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1596 Mora & Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as T krameri var smithianum photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo as Rossioglossum krameri; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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