Jacquiniella steyermarkii Carnevali & Dressler 1992

Plant and Flower Photos by Manfred Speckmaier

Common Name Schroeder's Oncidium [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Guyana and Venezuela in the Gran Sabana area in fairly tall forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with caespitose, leafy, compressed stems completely enveloped by leaf sheath bases carrying distichous, equitant, imbricating, spreading, conduplicate, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms on a terminal, nodding, fasciculate series of dark wine red peduncles, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a grey shapeless sheath and carrying a very fleshy, wine colored flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 Drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide