Warmingia zamorana Dodson 1989 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower

Costa Rican Flower Photos by Medina/Karremanns, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Ecuadorian Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website


Common Name The Zamora Warmingia [A department of Ecuador]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with narrowly ovate, cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by non-leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on a basal, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Warmingia margaritacea B. Johans.1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 599 Dodson 1989 drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 as W margaritacea; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as W margaritacea drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as W margaritacea drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 as W margaritacea photo fide;