Chaubardiella delcastilloi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade WarmLATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Del Castillo's Chaubardiella [original collector of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a fan shape of 4, oblanceolate, acuminate, glossy dark green, subcoriaceous, conduplicate into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a scapose, pendent, single flowered inflorescence carrying a non-resupinate flower that is adpressed to the substrate.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchiadearum Peruviarum Plate 423 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Huntleya and Related Species Harding 2008; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014