Chondroscaphe amabilis (Schltr.) Senghas & G. Gerlach 1993

Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Flower

Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Common Name The Enchanting Chondoscaphe

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a small sized, fan-shaped, cool growing epiphyte with oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse leaves that are basally articulate to the stem that blooms on a 3 3/5" to 4 3/4" [9 to 13 cm] long, single flowered inflorecence and holds the flower at mid-leaf.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha amabilis Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #5 1970 as Chondrorhyncha amabalis photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 as Chondrorhyncha amabilis photo fide; Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Chondrorhyncha amabilis drawing/photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 ; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #3 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia 2014 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 not = C embraei; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 as C embraei 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 photo fide