!Solenocentrum costaricense Schltr. 1911


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Inflorescence Photos by Kerry Dressler and Bogarin and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name The Costa Rican Solenocentrum

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a short, creeping stem carrying 4 to 5, basal, thin, convolute, broadly elliptical-ovate, 7 veined leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, 8 to 10" [20 t o25 cm] long overall, rachis to 6" [15 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence enveloped by rather broad sheaths and lanceolate, longer than the ovaries floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1491 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 10 2003 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 2004 Dodson drawing fide;