Chondroscaphe plicata (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Dressler 2001

Photo by Ron Parsons

Another Flower

Photo by Gunter Gerlach

Type Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Folded Chondroscaphe [refers to the pleated midlobe of the lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Junin department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1700 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with 3 to 4, stiff, lanceolate, acuminate, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, lax, 2.8" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not positive of which of the 2 photographed orchids is the real species so please use with caution! The Type Drawing is absolutely correct.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha plicata D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum Plate 16 Bennet & Christenson 1993 as C andreettae drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum Plate 217 Bennet & Christenson 1993 as Chondrorhyncha plicata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Chondrorhyncha plicata; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 drawing/photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014