!Pogoniopsis nidus-avis Rchb.f. 1881 Photo courtesy of © Herbier Philatélique Pierre Guertin Philatelic Herbarium

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Bird's Nest Pogoniopsis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with no leaves at blooming with an erect, pale yellow, thick, fleshy stem that is at first glabrous, then enveloped by scale-like, close sheaths that blooms on an erect, short, few flowered inflorescence within many, pale yellow to orange, linear-clavate, longer than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;