Capanemia thereziae Barb. Rodr. 1877

Plant and Flower Photo by Americo Docha Neto courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name Therese's Capanemia [Bavarian Princess 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [.6 cm]

Found in Pernambuco, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana', Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states of Brazil as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, somewhat laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a pair of thin, dry leafless sheaths and carrying a single, narrowly lanceolate, thick, rigid, erect to spreading, broad in the middle, recurved and tapering apically, conduplicate below into a short, petiole-like base that blooms in the summer on an axillary, 2.2" [5.2cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered, terete, bent to flexuous inflorescence.

Synonyms Capanemia duseniana (Kraenzl.) Porto & Brade 1935; Capanemia hatschbacbii Schltr. 1926; Quekettia duseniana Kraenzl. 1921; Quekettia longirostellata Samp. 1916; Quekettia theresiae (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Gen. Sp. Orchid., 2: 244. 1877; Fl. Bras. 3(6): 200. 1904 as Quekettia thereziae; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 as C fluminensis; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 photo fide