Dimerandra buenaventurae (Kraenzl.) Siegerist 1986

Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Buenaventura Dimerandra [A City in western Colombia]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Choco' and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia in tropical dry forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a suberect to arcuate base, somewhat flexuous, pseudobulbous stem carrying alternate, linear-lanceolate, obtuse to somewhat unequally bilobed apex leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a fasciculate, successive, short, few flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 # 4 1987 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal 2014 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;