Eurystyles cogniauxii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1925

Plant and flowers in situ Minas Gerais Brazil Photos by Mary and her Picassa Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Cogniaux's Eurystyles [Belgian Botanist in Brazil early 1800's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a basal rosette of a few basal, dark green, oblanceolate to elliptic, acuminate, crisped margined, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendent, 2.4 [6 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with a few remote, large, inflated, lanceolate bracts.

Synonyms Pseudoeurystyles cogniauxii (Kraenzl.) Hoehne 1944; *Stenorrhynchos cogniauxii Kraenzl. 1911; Trachelosiphon cogniauxii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II !3-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as synonym of Pseudoeurystyles gardneri; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; The Organ Mountains Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 photo good;