Nemaconia striata (Lindl.) Van den Berg, Salazar & Soto Arenas 2007 Photo by Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

A Brazilian Flower Photo by Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

Plant in situ Minas Gerais, Brazil Photo by Ismael Nilton Vischi


Common Name The Striped Nemaconia

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in the southeast Atlantic forest of Brazil as well as Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela in lowland tropical forests, cloud forests and savannahs as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte, in open woodlands and rainforests, or lithophyte on calcareous cliffs up to elevations of 980 to 1700 [3000] meters with slender stems that are leafy towards the apex and are subtended by verrucose leaf sheaths carrying, distichous, deciduous, linear-lanceolate, tapering to a obliquely bilobed apex and blooming in the fall on a terminal or axillary, solitary or fasciculate, sessile inflorescence that is enveloped basally by several conspicuous bracts and suborbicular-ovate to oblong, verrucose floral bracts all occuring after the leaves fall.

Synonyms Ponera australis Cogn. 1898; Ponera gearensis Barb. Rodr. 1907; Ponera macroglossa Rchb. f. 1852; Ponera striata Lindl. 1842; Scaphyglottis macroglossa (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918; Sobralia polyphylla Kraenzl. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Ponera macroglossa drawing; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Ponera australis drawing fide;Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Ponera striatadrawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Ponera striata; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as Ponera striata drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Ponera australis photo plant only; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Ponera striata photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Ponera striata drawing/photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Ponera striata drawing fide; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Ponera striata drawing OK; Icones Planteraum Tropicarum Plate 1136 Hamer 1984 as Ponera striata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0364 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as Ponera striata drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 12(1). JULIO 1990 as Ponera striata a photo/drawing fide Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Ponera striata drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 646 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Ponera striata drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Ponera striata drawing/photo ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Ponera striata drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 as Ponera striata; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo ok?