Prosthechea arminii (Rchb.f.) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Drawing by © Foldats

Common Name Armin's Prosthechea

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and northern Venezuela at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with somewhat spaced, fusiform pseduobulbs enveloped in youth by various scarious sheaths soon evanescent, and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong to oblong-elliptic, obtuse to rounded, somewhat attenuate and conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a terminal, arising through a spathe, erect, 2 to 8.2" [5 to 23 cm] long, sublaxly several to many flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular ovate, the apical ones short, the basal ones longly acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fleshy flowers with yellow-brown tepals and a yellow lip with longitudinal purple lines.

Synonyms Encyclia arminii (Rchb.f.) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1986; *Epidendrum arminii Rchb.f 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as Epidendrum arminii drawing fide;