Warrea costaricensis Schltr.1920

Photo by the Costa Rica Linda Orchid Page

Common Name The Costa Rican Warrea

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama in shady, humid lowland forests at elevations of 50 to 850 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with elongate, inconspicuous, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, plicate, acute, gradually narrowing into the conduplicate, elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through winter on an, arising through the sheathing base of the leafy petiole, erect, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, as long as the leaf, racemose, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1300 Hamer 1985 drawing 1980 Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 drawing fide/photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo not = W bidentata; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo not = Warrea bidentata;