!Chamelophyton kegelii (Rchb.f.) Garay 1974 Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Hot Warm Spring Winter

Common Name Kegel's Chamelophyton [German Botanical Garden Worker 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Surinam in shady forests at elevations around 400 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stout, repent rhizome giving rise to a stout ramicaul enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, suberect to prostrate, thickly coriaceous, pustular-verrucose, broadly elliptical to circular, obtuse to rounded, contracted below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring or winter on a lateral from the ramicaul, .04 to .06" [1 to 1.5 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Barbosella kegelii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918; Garayella hexandra (Garay & Dunst.) Brieger 1977; Pleurothallis hexandra Garay & Dunst. 1965; *Restrepia kegelii Rchb.f. 1877;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as Pleurothallis hexandra drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1974 as Pleurothallis hexandra drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1984 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmusen 2005 drawing