Constantia gutfreundiana Chiron & V.P.Castro 2005 Photo by Vitorino P. Castro Neto and The Richardiana Website


Common Name Gutfreund's Constania [Brazilian original collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" 5mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on shady, lichen covered, large vertical rock faces in very dry locations at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with rounded, rugose, decurrent with the ground pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating sheaths in youth and carrying 2, apical, opposite, lanceolate, coriaceous, acute, cordiform leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, from the apex of the pseudobulb, .16" [4 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 5:155 2005; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 131 Castro 2006 drawing/photo fide