!Hofmeisterella eumicroscopica [Rchb.f]Rchb.f 1852

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In situ Montana de Oso 6/20 Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Barely Visible Flower Hofmeisteriella

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

A miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte from Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia low down on exposed branches of small shrubs in montane cloud forests at altitudes of 1600 to 2400 meters that is a small stemless plant with linear, fleshy, equitant, distichious, terete foliage that gives rise to an axillary, laterally flattened, erect to arcuate, few to several, successive flowered inflorescence arising at any time of the year and culture is similar to Orinthocephalus. The flowers are held well above the leaves and are quite large for the size of the plant.

Synonyms Hofmeistera eumicroscopica Rchb. f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 535 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 925 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0077 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide;Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;