Centroglossa macroceras Barb. Rodr. 1881

Plant and Flowers Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Americo Docha Neto

Another Flower Closeup Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name The Large-Horned Centroglossa

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Serra Do Mar of Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo States of Brazil in pluvial forests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growng epiphyte with clustered, ovoid-oblong, slightly compressed, smooth becoming sulcate with age pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, canoe-shaped, acute, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a shorter than the leaf, to .4" [1 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Centroglossa greeniana var. aurea Cogn. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs 1975; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1987; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 drawing/photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Garritsen 2013 Photo fide Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Espirito Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello Vol 4 2014 drawing/photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide