Centroglossa nunes-limae Porto & Brade 1938 publ. 1940 Photo by Orchids and More

Flower closeup

Plant and Flowers Photo by The Just Tropicals Website

Drawing Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeWarm LATERWinter

Common Name Nunes & Lima's Centroglossa [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiasts 1900's]

Flower Size .08" by .24" [.2 wide by .6 cm] long

Found in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo states of Brazil by streams at elevations around 700 to 800 meters as mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs and a tight tuft of linear, dark green, keeled leaves that blooms in the later winter on a somewhat fleshy, erect, 2.8" [3 cm] long, to 8 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Many references put this species and C aurantiaca as synonyms with this species taking precedence but as you can see that the lips of the 2 species have big differences so I have left them separate for now.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 ; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 drawing/photo fide;