Campylocentrum palominoi Kolan., O.Pérez & E.Parra 2012 SECTION Campylocentrum Drawing by © Kolanowska and Perez

Part shade Coolto Cold LATE Spring

Common Name Palomino's Campylocentrum [Colombian Conservationist of the Sopo forests in Cundinamarca department of Colombia]

Flower Size .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] long

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia on the western cordillera in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a monopodial stem carrying 4 to 10, distichous, coriaceous, articulated to the sheaths, broadly lanceolate to ovate, obtuse, margins shortly ciliate, leaves that blooms in the late spring on a few, lateral, from the leaf axils, minutely ciliate, .4 to 1.4" [1 to 3.2 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with less than half as long as the ovary, margin erse floral bracts and carrying whit to greenish cream, tubular, distichous flowers.

Similar to C brenesii but differs in the subequal, ovate, obtuse lobes of the lip, the absence of papillae at the middle lobe and a saccate spur which widens towards the apex. C brenesii has a hairly callous on the acute, triangular middle lobe and a cylindric spur which separate them.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankestriana 12(1): 9-11 Kolanowska amnd Perez 2012 Drawing fide