Chondroscaphe flaveola (Linden & Rchb.f.) Senghas & G.Gerlach 1993

Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragranceFull ShadeWarmCoolWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Fimbriate Chondroscaphe

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1650 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with distichous, arranged in a fan-shape, dark green, narrowly linear, becoming conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, from near the base, single flowered, 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha fimbriata (Linden & Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1872; Chondrorhyncha flaveola (Linden & Rchb.f.) Garay 1967; Chondroscaphe fimbriata (Linden & Rchb.f.) Dressler 2001; Kefersteinia flaveola (Linden & Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1920; *Stenia fimbriata Linden & Rchb.f. 1868; Zygopetalum flaveolum Linden & Rchb.f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Chondrorhyncha fimbriata drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Chondrorhyncha fimbriata photo fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurt 1960 as Chondrohyncha fimbriata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chondrorhyncha fimbriata; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 Chondrorhyncha flaveola drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Chondrorhyncha flaveola drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 23 Dodson 1980 as Chondrorhyncha flaveola drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0027 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Chondrorhyncha fimbriata drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Chondrorhyncha flaveola drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira' Cesar Fernandez 2003 as Chondrorhyncha flaveola photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Patricia Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 as C fimbriata drawing/photo fide;