!Pygmaeorchis brasiliensis Brade 1939 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name The Brazilian Pygmaeorchis

Flower Size .3" [7mm]

Found in SE Brazil at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with spherical pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong-linear leaves that blooms on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drrawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Psygmaeorchis [sic] seidelii