Chrysocycnis tigrinum (C. Schweinf.) J.T. Atwood 1989Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

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Another Angle Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Tiger Striped Chrysocycnis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests in the crowns of trees at elevations of 1900 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.6" to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] between each cylindric pseudobulb partially enveloped below by a sheath and carrying a single apical, coriaceous, elliptic, keeled beneath, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an arising from the rhizome, one per cataphyl, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Camaridium tigrinum [Schweinf] Blanco 2007; *Maxillaria tigrinum Scweinf. 1968

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 5 1968 as Maxillaria tigrina photo fide; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1306 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as Maxilaria tigrina photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as Maxillaria tigrinum drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Maxillaria tigrina; Lankesteriana 7(3): 521. 2007 as Camaridium tigrinum