!Hintonella mexicana Ames 1938 Photo by Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Plant and Flowers in situ in Mexico Photo by Weyman Bussey

Plant and Flowers in situ in Mexico Photo by Edouard Faria

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Common Name The Mexican Hintonella

Flower Size 3/8" [1.1 cm]

Found in Jalisco, Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos, Michoacan and Oaxaca states of Mexico on steep hillsides and arroyo in oak-pine forests or dense humid montane deciduous forests at elevations around 1500 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with minute, ellipsoid to globose, pseudobulbs with 3 to 4 basal, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, semi-terete, sulcate, conduplicate below and basally clasping leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 2 basal, arcuate, 3/4" [2 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with 1 to 6, small, slightly fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 47 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing/photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

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