Promenaea paulensis Schltr. 1922 Photo courtesy of Dale Borders

White Form Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name The Sao Paulo Promenaea [State In Brazil]

Flower Size 2 to 2 1/4" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a rhizome and pseudobulbs that are a bit spread out and ovoid, well compressed on two sides, sulcate and ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2 membranaceous, delicate, lanceolate, bright green, acuminate leaves that are attenuate basally and blooms on a basal, short to 2 3/4" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that is held under the leaves near the base and occurs in the summer

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good;