!Caluera surinamensis Dodson & Determann 1983

Photo by La Chaussette Rouge and Les Orchidees de Guyane Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and OrchidstudiumFull ShadeHotWarmSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Surinam Caluera

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Surinam and Para' State of Brazil in rainforests at elevations around 400 to 500 meters on thin, mossy twigs of trees as a mini-miniature szied, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped copmpletely by imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths each carrying, distichously arranged, narrowly elliptic, acute apically, ancipitous leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, .8" [2 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered infloresence with a vaginate, acuminate sheath at the mid-point and narrowly ovate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 4 1983 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001