Epidendrum microcattleya (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1921 GROUP Nanodes Drawing by M Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Common Name The Tiny Cattleya-Like Epidendrum [refers to the plants resemblence to a Cattleya]

Flower Size . 4 [1 cm]

Found in Huancavelica Peru in cold, wet cloud forests at elevations around 3400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, ascending epiphyte with narrowly fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, apiculate, bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle terete, 2.4 [6 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts and carrying dark rose-pink to purple flowers.

Synonyms *Neolehmannia Micro-cattleya Kraaenzl. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 643 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide