!Crossoglossa blephariglottis (Schltr.) Dressler ex Dodson 1993

Plant in situ Costa Rica Photo by Alexey Yakovlev and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing as Malaxis blephariglottis by John Atwood and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Fringed Lip Crossoglottis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama in wet montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with short stems enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying many, elliptic to oblanceolate-ligulate, acute to acuminate, membraneous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, erect, elongate, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, entire to lacerate, cucullate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

CAUTION!! The photo above is close but not exact to C blephariglottis, as the lip is not visibly acute [it may be apically revolute and so not visble as acute in the photo] at the apex so please use with caution, all other aspects appear correct.

Synonyms Malaxis blephariglottis (Schltr.) Ames 1922; Microstylis blephariglottis Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Malaxis blephariglottis; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1331 Atwood 1989 as Malaxis blephariglottis drawing fide to the drawing; *Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993; Field Guide tothe Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orquideologa Vol 20 #3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2005 drawing fide;