Cuitlauzina pygmaea (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

Photo by © Halbinger and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Small Cuitlauzina

Flower Size .5 to .6" " [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Hidalgo state of Mexico in mixed forets at elevatiosn around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a ovoid to rounded, somewhat flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, dorsally carinate, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, basally conduplicate leaf that blooms in the summer on an axillary, arising on a mature pseudobulb, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dignathe pygmaea Lindl. 1849; Leochilus dignathe Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Dignanthe pygmaea photo/drawing fideORQUIDEA (Méx . ) 8(2) MARZO 1982 as Diganthe pygmaeae drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Cuitzlauzina pygmaea