Promenaea rollisonii (Rchb. f.) Lindl. 1843

Plant ensitu Boia Ceia Brazil 30 Meters in Elevation Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Rollison Promenaea [An English Orchid Nursery]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.7 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte with small [1"], clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, apical, thin-textured, oblong to lanceolate, acute or acuminate, plicate leaves as well as 2, basally sheathing leaves that blooms in the late summer on a basal, slightly arching, 2" [5 cm] long inflorescence with a single to 3, fragrant, waxy flowers.

Synonyms Maxillaria rollinsonii Steud. 1840; Promenaea citrina hort 1889; Promenaea paulensis Schltr. 1922; Promenaea rollinsii var obtusa Regel 1856; *Zygopetalum rollissonii Rchb. f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as P rollinsii var obtusa; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 drawing/photo ok;