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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/11/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/11/2012)
Species ACOSTAEA COSTARICENSIS Schltr.
PlaceOfPublication Fedde Rep. Sp. Nov. Beih. 19:284. 1923.
Description Very small, caespitose, epiphytic herbs up to about 3 cm. tall. Secondary stems up to about 1 mm. long. Leaves 9-15 mm. long and 2.5-6 mm. broad, obovate-spatulate, obtuse, attenuated into a petiole at the base. Inflorescence up to about 3 cm. long, few-flowered; peduncle slender, exceeding the leaves; flowers small. Dorsal sepal 2.5-3 mm. long and 3-4 mm. broad, suborbicular, transverse, strongly cucullate, obtuse. Lateral sepals 4-5.5 mm. long and together 2-2.5 mm. broad, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, connate nearly to their apices and with; the free parts acute. Petals 1.5-2 mm. long and 0.3-0.5 mm. broad, ligulate, obtuse or acute, falcate. Lip 2-2.5 mm. long and 0.5-1 mm. broad, with a large, thin, hood-shaped callus near the base, apex emarginater and the lobules, divergent. Column arciiate, broadly winged, the wings membranaceous and subquadrate.
Distribution Costa Rica and Panama.
Specimen COCLE: hills north of El Valle de Anton, alt. about 1000 m., Allen 2352; trail to Las Minas, El Valle de Anton, alt. 1000 m., Allen 2892; mountains beyond La Pintada, alt. 400-600 m., Hunter & Allen 593.
 
 
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