!Chaubardia surinamensis Rchb. f. 1852 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Surinam Chaubardia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial or semi-epiphytic orchid from Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 200 to 500 meters in hot tropical lowlands on banks near creeks with small, cryptic, ovoid, lightly complanate pseudobulbs that have a vestigal or undeveloped apical leaf and lanceolate to oblanceolate, long-attenuate to the very slender conduplicate petiole, acute, articulated to the distichous, imbricatiing foliaceous sheaths that blooms on an erect to arching, 3 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long scapes arising on a maturing pseudobulb with a single flower held a mid-leaf height occuring in nature in winter through early spring that can be treated as a Chonrorhyncha but warmer.

Synonyms Hoehneella santos-nevesii Ruschi 1945;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Hoehneella santos-nevesii drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 516 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 411 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson Vol 1 1993 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 216 Bennet & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2005 drawing good/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, Ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutkowski and Baranow 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide

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