Promenaea paranaensis Schltr. 1921 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Another clone Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto

Common Name or Meaning The Parana' Promenaea [A state in southern Brazil]

Flower Size 1.75" [4.6 cm]

Found in Parana' state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with long-ovoid, laterally compressed pseduobulbs enveloped basally by a few leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, attenuate below and conduplicate into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a racemose, axillary, 1.1" to 1.4" [2.8 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with long-ovate, acuminate, dorsally carinate floral bracts that are a bit shorter than the ovary.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawwing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 ;