Chytroglossa aurata Rchb.f. 1863 Photos by Ro Leoni

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name The Golden Chytroglossa

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo and Rio States of Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs but has a fan-shape of 5 to several, slender, lanceolate, keeled, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on several, racemose, pendant, wiry, 6" [15 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, ovate-cordate, acute, minutely denticulate floral bracts and carrying close set flowers.

Synonyms Chytroglossa aurata Rchb.f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1867 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 5 1984 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide

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