Mesospinidium horichii I.Bock 1991


Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name Horich's Mesospinidium [German Orchid Collector in Costa Rica and Panama 1900's]

Flower Size .25" [6 to 7 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama [Peru?] in premontane to montane rainforests at elevations of 700 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with small, ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 2 to 3, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to occasionally 2, thin, carinate beneath, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, pendant to arcuate, paniculate, 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Brassia horichii (I.Bock) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1564 Mora & Atwood 1993 as M endresii drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide