!Diadenium micranthum Poepp. & Endl. 1836

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name or Meaning The Tiny Flowered Diadenium

Flower Size 1/5" [.5cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in tropical montane forests at elevations of 140 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong-cylindric, complante, bright green to red brown pseudobulbs enveloped below by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, lanceolate, acute, becoming conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf and blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, axillary, paniculate, lightly fractiflex, 3 3/4" to 12" [9 to 30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising as the pseudobulbs mature.

Synonyms Chaenanthe micrantha (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze 1891; Comparettia micrantha [Poepp & Endl.] Chase & NH Wms. 2008;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 10 1960 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 433 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 915 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 028 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Comparettia micrantha photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide/photo ok