!Cochleanthes flabelliformis (Sw.) R.E. Schult. & Garay 1959

Photo by Tennis Maynard

Common Name or Meaning The Fan-Shaped Cochleanthes - In Cuba - Lechuga

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Jamaica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil in relatively undisturbed, wet, montane forests at elevations of 250 to 1200 meters as a caespitose, small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte in deep shade with ample humidity and has basally overlapping, linear-lanceolate, pale green, basally articulate leaves that are held in a loose, 2 ranked fan which blooms in the summer on a stout, erect, axillary, 4" [10 cm] long peduncle with a single, waxy, short-lived flower which is large and fragrant.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha flabelliformis (Sw.) Alai 1962; Cochleanthes fragrans Raf. 1836; Cymbidium flabellifolium Griseb. 1864; Cymbidium flabelliforme (Sw.) Sw 1799; *Epidendrum flabelliforme Sw. 1788; Eulophia cochlearis (Lindl.) Steud. 1840; Eulophia cochleata Hort. 1838; Huntleya imbricata Hort. ex Rchb.f 1852; Pescatorea cochlearis Rolfe 1906; Warczewiczella cochlearis [Lindley] Rchb.f 1852; Warczewiczella cochleata [Lindley] Barb. Rodr. 1883; Warczewiczella flabelliformis (Sw.) Cogn. 1909; Warczewiczella flabelliformis var atroviolacea Cogn. 1897; Warczewiczella flabelliformis var marginata Cogn. 1898; Warczewiczella flabelliformis var peetersii Cogn. 1898; Warczewiczella gibeziae Rchb.f 1892; Zygopetalum cochleare Lindley 1836; Zygopetalum cochleatum Paxt 1838; Zygopetalum conchaceum Hoffm.1863; Zygopetalum flabelliforme (Sw.) Rchb. f. 1861; Zygopetalum gibeziae N.E.Br. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Prodr. 123. 1788 as Epidendrum flabelliforme; Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 6: 73. 1799 as Cymbidium flabelliforme; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Warscewicziella flabeliformis; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Zygopetalum flabelliforme drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Warscewicziella flabelliformis; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Warscewizciella cochlearis drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Warscewiczella flabelliformis drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Warscewiczella flabelliformis drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Warscewiczella flabelliformis var atroviolacea; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Warscewiczella flabelliformis var marginata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Warscewiczella flabelliformis var peetersii; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 as Warscewiczella flabelliformis drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 10 1961 photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chondrorhyncha flabelliformis; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 638 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo hmm; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids vol 4 COS 1994 photo ok; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo fide; Orquideas de la Republica Dominicana Y Haiti Fernandez 2007 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo good; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2016 as Zychpetalum [sic] cocleatum drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide