Hormidium pseudopygmaeum Finet 1899 Photo by Moises Behar

Full shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The False Dwarf Hormidium

Flower Size .64" to 1.08" [1.6 to 2.6 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama at elvations of 1400 to 2700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with narrowly spindle shaped pseduobulbs carrying 2 to 3 leaves that blooms in the later fall on a terminal, [1.7 to 3 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Differs from H pygmaea by the larger plant, longer and narrower leaves and the larger, more numerous flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia pseudopygmaea (Finet) Dressler & G.E.Pollard 1974; Epidendrum pseudopygmaeum (Finet) Hamer & Garay 1974; Prosthechea pseudopygmaea (Finet) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004;

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