Chysis violacea Dressler 2003

TYPE Photo by Dressler and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Violet Chysis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Panama province of Panama at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with stipate, ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late summer through fall on a pendent, peduncle 3.2 to 5.6" [8 to 14 cm] long, rachis 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long, up to 9 flowered inflorescence with tubular, ovate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"C violacea has smaller flowers with violet markings on each segment. Differs from C limminghei Linden & Rchb. f. 1858 in the much smaller flowers, a paler violet color and thicker pseudobulbs and a geographic gap of more than 1000 miles." Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 pg 237 Dressler 2003 Photo fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #8 2015 photo fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide;

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:360 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide