Capanemia superflua (Rchb. f.) Garay 1967

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Inflorescence

Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Specimen Plant

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Common Name The Rich-Blooming Capanemia

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil southward to northern Argentina on lichen and mossy, thin, tree trunks and twigs at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with small, elongate, attenuate, clustered pseudobulbs covered with papery bracts carrying a single, apical, cylindrical, acute, fleshy, sulcate and channeled above leaves that blooms in the fall on a suberect to pendulous, densely few to many flowered, 1 5/8" to 2 3/4" [4 to 7 cm] long inflorescence carrying minute flowers.

Synonyms Capanemia juergensiana Schltr. 1918; *Oncidium superfluum Rchb. f. 1864; Rodriguezia anomala Rolfe 1891; Rodriguezia juergensiana Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium superfluum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo good; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo hmm; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 Photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espiritu Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 as Capanemia juergensii photo fide