!Beloglottis costaricensis (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1920

Leaves in situ Photos by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

FragranceDeep Shade Hot Cool LATEWinterSpring Summer

Common Name The Costa Rican Beloglottis

Flower Size .25" [.33 cm]

Found in Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica Panama Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil at elevations around 50 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or lithophytic orchid with basal, membranaceous, elliptic to obovate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the winged petiolate base leaves that often are not present at flowering that blooms in the late winter through summer on a spicate, racemose, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, laxly few to many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying violet scented flowers

Synonyms Beloglottis bicaudata (Ames) Garay 1978; Gyrostachys costaricensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Spiranthes bicaudata Ames 1922; *Spiranthes costaricensis Rchb.f.1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Bonplandia 3(15/16): 214. 1855 as Spiranthes costaricensis; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1873 as Spiranthes costaricensis drawing; Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 664. 1891 as Gyrostachys costaricensis; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 167. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Spiranthes costaricensis; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as Spiranthes beloglottis; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Spiranthes costaricensis drawing good; Flora De Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 as Spiranthes costaricensis drawing good; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 as Spiranthes costaricensis drawing/photos fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Spiranthes costaricensis drawing hmm/photo ok; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 614 Hamer & Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Flora of Novo Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae McVaugh 1985 Drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (1) ABRIL 1986 photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide Moscosoa 13:119 2002 as Spiranthes costaricensis; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 13 Orchioideae Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2003 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hamel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #1 2013 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide .