Promenaea microptera Rchb.f. 1881 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name The Tiny Column Winged Promenaea

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with round, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by a few leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, ligulate leaves that blooms in the summer on a racemose, reclining, [4 to 5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying waxy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Zygopetalum micropterum Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 #9 1995 photo fide;