Capanemia uliginosa Barb. Rodr. 1881

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name The Swamp Dwelling Capanemia

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janiero States of Brazil in wet montane forests on trees near streams as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with minute, linear-oblong, slightly laterally compressed, smooth in youth and longitudinally sulcate with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few membraneous, narrowly triangular, scarious, acute sheaths carrying a single, apical, erct to ascending, terete, bright green, slightly coriaceous, stiff, curved, channeled above, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, pendant to ascending, slender, thread-like, several to many flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Cited as a synonym of C superflua but it seems to be different, I have left them separate pending better references

Synonyms Rodriguezia uliginosa Cogn. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 darwing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 8 1980 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;