Cischweinfia donrafae Dressler & Dalström 2004

Photo by © Diego Bogarin and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Don Rafa's Cischweinfia [Rafael Rodriguez Costa Rican affectionately known as Don Rafa 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 400 to 700 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic-oblong, flattened pseudobulbs carrying oblong-elliptic to elliptic, acute, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on a lateral, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform, then ovate, apiculate bracts and acute floral bracts.

Clearly allied to C pusilla but this one differs in the beaked anther, the relatively long stipe, the shape of the column and the raised veins on the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 25(1): 9-10, f. 13. Dressler & Dalstrom 2004. drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 drawing fide;