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Orchid Species: Cischweinfia sheehanae

Kew currently accepted name is Cischweinfia pusilla

Cischweinfia sheehanae is an orchid species name for which no taxonomic record was found. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cischweinfia pusilla.
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Cischweinfia (Cisch.)
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sheehanae
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ORIGIN: Found in Panama and Costa Rica in wet montane forests as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte that is found at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, warm growing epiphyte that is found at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters with linear or ellipsoid, strongly laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several disitichous, imbricating, conduplicate, lower leafless and upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear to strap-shaped, slightly coriaceous, oblique, narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, short to 2 [5 cm], several [3 to 5] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the axils of the basal sheath.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches [2 to 3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cischweinfia Cisch pusilla 1970 (C.Schweinf.) Dressler & N.H.Williams
Add+ Cischweinfia Cisch sheehaniae 2003 Christenson
Add+ Aspasia Asp pusilla 1941 C.Schweinf.
Add+ Trichopilia Trpla pusilla 1970 (C.Schweinf.) Garay
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