Baskervilla leptantha Dressler 1993 Photo by © Dressler and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Narrow Flowered Baskervilla

Flower Size

Found in Cartago Costa Rica at elevations around 1000 to 1900 meters as a cool growing terrestrial with 6 to 8, ovate to elliptic-ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 265-267. Dressler fide; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 266-267. Dressler 1994 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hamel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003