!Hoehneella gehrtiana (Hoehne) Ruschi 1945

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid FOundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Gehrt's Hoehneella [Discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte from inland Sao Paulo, Serra do Mar and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil at elevations of 700 to 800 meters with small, compressed pseudobulbs that become sulcate with age and are enveloped basally by 2 to 3 foliaceous sheaths on both sides and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acuminate leaf that is basally attenuate and canoe-shaped and blooms in the summer on an axillary, from the foliaceous sheaths, erect to horizontal, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Chaubardia gehrti (Hoehne) Garay 1969; *Warczewiczella gehrtiana Hoehne 1937; Warczewiczella gehrtiana Hoehne ex Hoehne 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 2 Pabst & Dungs 1976; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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