!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

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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; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo okish;

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