Fernandezia tica Mora-Ret. & García Castro 1993
Plant and Flowers
Plant in situ, fruiting Photo by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR
Common Name The Costa Rican Fernandezia
Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]
Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 2000 meters as a rare, mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with somewhat creeping stems carrying very fleshy, green, suffused with purple, keeled below, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, short, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Brenesia 39: 164. 1993; Flora Costaricensis Family #39 Orchidaceae Tribe Maxillariaea Atwood & Retana 1999; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide;