Cischweinfia colombiana Garay 1973

Photos by Marta & Oscar Robledo

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Dark Color Flower

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name or Meaning The Colombian Cischweinfia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly elliptical, laterally compressed, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, lower leafless and upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate, short, narrow base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, short to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the leaf sheath axils and carrying fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo ok; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;