Clowesia amazonica K.G.Lacerda & V.P.Castro 1995 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

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Common Name The Amazonian Clowesia

Flower Size .2" [7 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil in the Amazon region at elevations of 200 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovate-conic, multi-noded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several deciduous sheaths and carrying to 8, large, plicate, oblanceolate, acuminate, deciduous before blooming, narrowing below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on 1 to 3, basal, pendant, 12" [to 30 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 6 bracts on the peduncle and carrying fragrant flowers.

This plant differs from C warscewiczii in the much smaller flowers, the longer inflorescence and other differences in the floral segments.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 042 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2006 photo

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