Warczewiczella palatina (Senghas) Dressler 2005 Photos by Franco Pupulpin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeWarmSummer

Common Name The Roof Of the Mouth Warczewiczella [refers to the appearance of the lip]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found near La Paz Bolivia and in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, fan-shaped, pseudobulbless, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a stem completely enveloped by lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute to acuminate, articulated and conduplicate leaves that are dorsally keeled and graduate in size that blooms in the summer on an axillary, terete, 2.4" to 3 1/4" [6 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a single close basal bract and an ovate, acute, loose floral bract.

Synonyms *Cochleanthes palatina Senghas 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Cochleanthes palatina; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 018 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as Cocoleanthes palatina drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 photo as Cochleanthes palatina; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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