!Promenaea lentiginosa (Lindl.) Lindl. 1843 Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler Copyright


Common Name The Freckled Promenaea

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Serro do Mar of southeastern Brazil as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with small, compressed on two sides, slightly 4 sided pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, attenuate, clear green leaves that blooms on a thin, single flowered inflorescence with ovoid-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Maxillaria lentiginosa Lindl. 1839; Zygopetalum lentiginosum Rchb. f. 1863; Zygopetalum xanthino-stapelioides Hort 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo okish;