Constantia cristinae F.E.L.Miranda 1991

Plant and Flowers Photos by Mauro Rosim and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Plant and Flower Photo by Francisco Miranda and The Miranda Orchids Website

Common Name Cristina's Constania [Mrs Miranda, Orchid Enthusiast, discoverer of species and wife of Francisco orchid nurseryman in Brazil]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Minas Gerais state of Brazil on shady, lichen covered, large vertical rock faces in very dry locations as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with roundish, slightly flattened diagonally, wrinkled with age pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, asymetrical, ovate, acute, carinate, slightly tuberculed in crest-like lines, fleshy, basally somewhat cordate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, single flowered infloresecence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 ; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide