!Jacquiniella globosa (Jacq.) Schltr. 1920 Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Another flower Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor

Plant in situ Trinidad

Full shadeHotTo CoolWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Spheroid Jacquiniella

Flower Size less than 1/8" [3mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leewards, Puerto Rico, Windwards, Trinidad & Tobago, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at 200 to 2400 meters in elevation on Arbutus trees along dry stream bed, oak forested hillside. A miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that has terete, fractiflex stems and terete, conduplicate basally clasping leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, sessile, one to 2 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held at the apex of the stem and opening successively.

Synonyms Cymbidium globosum Sw. 1799; Epidendrum geraldoi Porto & Brade 1935; *Epidendrum globosum Jacq. 1760; Epidendrum kuhlmannii Schltr. 1925; Epidendrum rudolfianum Hoehne 1951; Isochilus globosus (Jacq.) Lindl. 1831

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Epidendrum globosum drawing fide; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum globosum; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Epidendrum globosum; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing good; ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 791 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo good; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawin/photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide;

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