Cischweinfia dasyandra (Rchb. f.) Dressler & N.H. Williams 1970

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Common Name The Hirsute Pollina Cischweinfia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in premontane forests at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with oblong, laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped by several, distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, lower leafless and upper leafbearing sheaths carrying a single, apical, linear, conduplicate at the base, lanceolate leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, basal, somewhat pendulous, 1.6" to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured growth.

Synonyms Leucohyle dasyandra (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920; *Trichopilia dasyandra Rchb. f. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1883 as Trichopilia dasyandra drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo as Trichopilia dasyandra; *AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 11 1970 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 1982 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1413 Atwood 1992 drawing ok; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo not = C gleistensteinii; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photos good; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide