Brachionidium puraceense Luer 1995Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cold EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The Purace Volcano Brachionidium [a Volcano near Popayan Colombia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 3300 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a relatively slender, occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 3 distant, tubular, mucronate sheaths giving rise to a suberect ramicaul enveloped by 2 mucronate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, apiculate, 7 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, .7 to .8" [1.7 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract near the middle and carrying a non-resupinate, fire red flower.

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

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