!Cheiradenia cuspidata Lindl.1853Photo by Fabien NANEIX and his Flora de Guyana Website

Common Name The 3 Pointed Cheiradenia [refers to the 3 Finger-like appendages on the lip]

Flower Size .3" [7.5mm]

Found in French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil on damp and mossy tree trunks with collections of humus in rainforests at elevations of 200 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or sometimes lithophyte on mossy rocks with inconspiculous, ovate, close set pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, apical, clear velvety green on top, paler green underneath, various sized, elliptical to spathulate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, to 4" [10 cm] long, green-brown, filiform, 2 to 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence with several, prominent, white bracts and carrying flowers that are backed by a rosette of floral bracts

Synonyms Cheiradenia imthurnii Cogn. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as C imthurnii drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as Cheiradenia imthurnii drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as Cheiradenia imthurnii drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Cheiradenia imthurnii drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide as Cheiradenia imthurnii; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as C imthurnii drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; 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; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Prtidgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, Ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutkowski and Baranow 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, Ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutkowski and Baranow 2012 as Cheiradenia imthurnii drawing/photo fide;

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