Crossoglossa tipuloides (Lindl.) Dodson 1993

Photo by Andrea Nieseen


Common Name The Fringed Lip Crossoglottis

Flower Size .8" [2mm]

Found only in Antioquia departemnt of Colombia at elevations of 1350 to 1450 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, presumed terrestrial with erect, terete stems enveloped by leaf bases and carrying 6 to 12, densely, narrwoly obovate to oblanceolate, acute, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, loose to dense, racemose, many flowered inflorescence.

All Central American determinations of this species are now one of 4 newer species. C dressleri; C eustachys; C fratum and C oliveirae. No records from Ecuador have been found to date." Szlatchetko & Kolanowska

Distinguished by the obovate, apically acuminate, basally subcordiform, ciliate margin, lip thjat is longer than 6mm and the erect inflorescence.

Synonyms Liparis tipuloides (Lindl.) Schltr. 1923; Malaxis tipuloides (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis tipuloides Lindl. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 15: 256 Lindl. 1845

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 673 Kuntze 1891 as Malaxis tipuloides;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 91 Schlechter 1923 as Liparis tipuloides;

The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Malaxis tipuloides not;

Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1332 Atwood 1989 as Malaxis tipuloides not;

*Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993 not = C eustachys;

Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 not;

Orquideologa Vol 20 #3 1997 not = C dressleri;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 not = C dressleri;

Flora of Ecuador 225 [2] Orchidaceae AA - Cyrtidiorchis Dodson & Luer 2005 not;

Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide;

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:72 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023;