Brachionidium kuhniarum Dressler 1982 Photo courtesy of Ecuagenera

Full shadeHotWarmWinter

Common Name Kuhn's Brachionidium [Female American Orchid Enthusiasts and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Panama and Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a sometimes branching stem carrying suberect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 similar. imbricate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, .2 to 1/2" [7 to 17 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arsiing from near the apex of the ramicaul with a bract near the base and another in the middle with a non resupinate flower

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; \ Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Systematics of Brachionidium Luer 1995 drawing ok; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005

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