Chondroscaphe atrilinguis Dressler 2001 TYPE Photo by © Robert Dressler

Another Flower Photo by © Franco Pupulin.

Full ShadeWarm CoolSpringFall

Common Name The Black Tongued Chondroscaphe [refers to the black lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica and Panama on the Caribbean watershed in moist cloud forests on shady tree trunks at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 5 to 7, oblanceolate, acuminate, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a basal, 1 to 1.8" [2.5 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an elliptic, acute, infundibuliforme bract at the base and another just above.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 #4 1959 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana photo fide; Orquideología 21(3): 240. Dressler 2000 as Chondrorhyncha sp - Boca del Toros photo fide; *Orquideología Vol 22 #1 Dressler 2001 drawing/photo ; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae pt 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 drawing fide;