Warczewiczella marginata Rchb. f. 1852 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name or Meaning The Rimmed Warczewiczella

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

A small sized,hot to warm growing epiphyte that is pseudobulbless with a fan of basally overlapping, linear-lanceolate, pale green, basally articulate leaves and is found in Colombia, Venezuela and Panama at elevations above 30 meters and blooms in the summer through fall on an erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, axillary inflorescence with a solitary, fragrant, fleshy, long-lasting flower held amid the leaves.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha marginata (Rchb. f.) P.H. Allen 1949; Cochleanthes marginata (Rchb. f.) R.E. Schult. & Garay 1959; Huntleya marginata hort. 1852; Warrea marginata Lindley 1852; Warrea quadrata Lindley 1853; Warsczewiczella velata Rchb.f 1865; Warczewiczella vittata Anonymous 1887; Zygopetalum fragrans Lindley 1851; Zygopetalum marginatum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1863; Zygopetalum quadratum Pfitzer 1881; Zygopetalum velatum Rchb.f 1863;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as W velata; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as W velata drawing; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Chondrorhyncha marginata drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Cochleanthes marginata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chondrorhyncha marginata; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as Cochleanthes marginata; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Cochleanthes marginata drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 as Cochleanthes marginata drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Cochleanthes marginata DRAWING ok/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Cochleanthes marginata photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #1 1999 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as Cocleanthes ionoleuca drawing/photo good; Digest Vol 73 #3 2009; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #3 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 2015 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 2015 as Warcewizella velata photo fide;