!Capanemia micromera Barb. Rodr. 1877 Photo by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

Plant and flowers Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website

Side view of plant and flower Photo courtesy of Carl Withner

Plant Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website

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Common Name The Tiny Chambered Capanemia

Flower Size 1/4" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil in shaded forests along the edge of arroyos as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with minute, obovoid pseudobulbs with 2 leaf bracts and 2 apical, subterete, very small, fleshy, narrowly linear, sulcate above, very acute, gray green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an ascending, 1 to 2 flowered, simple or branched, .6" [1.5 cm] long inflorescence.

CAUTION Some sources put this species and C adelaidae as synomonous, with this species taking precedence but if I have the correct photos for these two species then they are quite different. I await better references!

Synonyms Capanemia australis (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1925; Capanemia lossiana L.Kollmann 2007 publ. 2008; Capanemia perpusilla Schltr.1914; Capanemia riograndensis Pabst 1973; Capanemia spathuliglossa Pabst 1956; Quekettia australis Kraenzl. 1906; Quekettia micromera (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1904; Quekettia micromera var. major Cogn. 1905; Quekettia microscopica var. naboulettiana Hauman 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Gen. Sp. Orchid. 1: 138. 1877; Fl. Bras., 3(6): 198. 1904 as Quekettia micromera; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 1 1970 photo; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 as C australis photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 as C perpusila drawing good; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espiritu Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as C lossiana drawing/photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide

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