Cyanaeorchis minor Schltr. 1920 Photo by The Botanica UFPR Website


Common Name The Least Cyanaeorchis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Distrito Federal and Parana' state of Brazil in wet swamps with standing water as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by several, elongate, tubular, acuminate sheaths and carrying 3, stem clasping, plicate, linear, conduplicate, acute, acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer in nature on an erect, terminal, 16 to 24" [40 to 60 cm] long, laxly successively few to several [2 to 8], successively single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol VII VI Hoehne 1942; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 photo fide; Orchids of the Brazilian Central Plateau Menzes 2004 photo fide