Jacquiniella gigantea Dressler, Salazar & García-Cruz 1992

TYPE DrawingTYPE Photo by E Hagsater © TYPE Drawing by Salazar and The Herbario AMO Website

Deep shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Giant Jacquiniella

Flower Size

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras in montane rainforests and dwarf forests at elevtion of 1300 to 1650 metrs as a giant sized, cool growing hanging epiphyte with pendent, terete, slender, straight stems carrying 1 to 6 per stem [usually 1 to 2], terete, gradually attenuate, adaxially sulcate, fleshy, dark green, punctulate with white leaves taht blooms in the later spring on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with subtended a leaf -like apical bract and three other bracts, of which the two outermost are subequal, conduplicate, subopposite-imbricating, yellowish - brown, chartaceous, oblong- elliptic to oblong-triangular when spread, acute to acuminate, keeled dorsally along the mid-line, rugose and more or less prominently veined, the innermost much smaller and completely hidden, scarious, brown, obliquely funnelform, acuminate and rather small and completely hidden inside the large bracts of the inflorescence, membranous, greenish-white, obliquely funnelform , obtuse, shortly apiculate floralbracts and carrying a donward pointing, usually cleistogamous, occasionally opening but self -pollinating, odorless, somewhat fleshy,flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 12(2): 145. Febrero 1992 photo/drawing fide