Leochilus tricuspidatus (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1922

Photo by Melania Munoz and Bosque de Paz Orchid and Bird Website.

Common Name The Three Toothed Leochilus

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, apically asymmetric leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on 1 to 2, basal, 6" [15 cm] long, bottom half sheathed, upper half lightly fractiflex, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence that exceeds the leaves in length and carries successviely opening flowers.

Synonyms *Oncidium tricuspidatum Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1443 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;