Capanemia adelaidae Brade 1937

Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard

Common Name or Meaning Adalaide's Capanemia

Flower Size .3" [.7 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo State Brazil in the moist coastal mountains at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with small, ovate, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 4, membraneous sheaths and carry a single, apical, small, flattened, fleshy-leathery, ovate to lanceolate, channeled above, keeled below, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate, short, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendulous, .8" [2 cm] long, threadlike, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising from the basal sheath axil.

CAUTION Some sources put this species as a synonym of C micromera but if the photos that I have are correct then they are quite different. I await better references.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs 1976;