Chaubardiella chasmatochila (Fowlie) Garay 1969

Photo by Patricia Harding

TYPE Drawing of Stenia chasmatochila

Drawing by Fowlie

Full shade CoolSummerFall

Common Name The Maw-Like Lip Chaubardiella

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Colombia in premontane and lower montane rainforests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs and deep green, concave, lanceolate, basally conduplicate, sulcate, apicaulate leaves and foliaceous bracts blooming in the summer and fall on a basal, single flowered, 1 3/5" to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long inflorescence arising on a newly matured growth with a non-resupinate, pendulous flower.

CAUTION Many references including Kew cite this species as a synonym of C subqudrata but they seem quite different in the shape of the lip so I have left it and its synonyms separate.

Synonyms *Stenia chasmatochila Fowlie 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 6 1983 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1410 Mora & Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson Vol 1 1994; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #12 2015 as C subquadrata photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 TYPE Drawing of Stenia chasmatochila fide/drawing by Franco Pupulin of C subquadrata fide/photos of S subquadrata fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 top drawing pg 45 fide/bottom drawing pg 45 not = S pacuarensis