Chytroglossa marileoniae Rchb. f. 1863 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Plant and Flowers

Flower Closeup Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name 3/4"

Flower Size [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil in the state of Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo on the backside of the mountains near the coast at elevations of 500 to 700 meters in cloud forests as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte needing ample humidity and water and partial shade. This species has a fan-shape of several slender, keeled, olive-green, acute leaves that are apically slightly recurved and blooms in the spring on a pendant, wiry, 2" [5 cm] long, several [4 to 6] flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1867 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009 drawing fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide photo fide

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