Chondroscaphe embreei (Dodson & Neudecker) Rungius 1996

Photo by © Patricia Harding

Full Shade WarmCoolWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name Embre's Chondroscaphe [American Orchid Enthusiast and Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 950 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs and a distichous fan of strap-shaped, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, 4" [10 cm] single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha embreei Dodson & Neudecker 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Orquideología 19(1): 82. 1993 as Chondrorhyncha embreei; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 23 Dodson 1980 as C flaveola; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo hmm; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2013 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo not = C amabilis; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 as C amabilis photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide;