Baskervilla colombiana Garay 1953

Another Angle


Photos by Zak Zahawi

Drawing of B nicaraguensis

Drawing by Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Colombian Baskervilla

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela in exposed cloud forests and in elfin forests at elevations around 1100 to 1950 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with erect, basal, elliptic-ovate, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 16" [40 cm] long overall, rachis 6" [15 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with 4 distant sheaths and ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Baskervilla nicaraguensis Hamer & Garay 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 610 Hamer & Dodson 1982 as B nicaraguensis drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as B nicaraguensis drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hamel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2005 photos fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #3 2009 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 as Acianthera aberrans photo fide