Ornithocephalus grex-anserinus Dressler & Mora-Ret 1997

Photo by Quesada-Chanto, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Migrating Geese Ornithocephalus

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 500 to 700 meters as a small sized, warm growing, psygmoid epiphyte with linear-lanceolate, subfalcate, acuminate leaves held in a fan that blooms in the spring on a lateral, 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long, rachis fractiflex, 6 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, cordate, acute, keel;ed, glandular-erose shorter thann the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Novon 7(2): 120. 1997; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide