Brachionidium neblinense Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1986


Drawing by © Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Camp Neblina Brachionidium [A border post betweeen Venezuela and Brazil]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela in the ferderal territory of Amazonas at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect to suberect, stout, branching rhizome enveloped by 2 to 3, imbricating, mucronate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, apiculate, 7 veiined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slendr, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, witha bract below the middle and at the base, .92" [2.3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescnece with an infundibular, mucronate, as long as the ovary floral bract and carrying a red-violet, presumably non-0resupinate flower.

" This small species with acute, non-caudate, glabrous seplas and petals is very similar to Brachionidium restrepioides but differs in the 6 pollina of B neblinense and the 8 pollina of B restrepioides other wise they are very similar." Luer 1995


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Systematics of Brachionidium Luer 1995 drawing fide;