Solenidium lunatum (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1922

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Common Name The Moon-Shaped Solenidium

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 200 to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing caespitose epiphyte with ellipsoid, complanate, ancipitous pseudobulbs with several pairs of nonfoliate sheaths carrying a single, apical, oblong, acute leaf that is attenuate towards the base which blooms on a erect, loosely many flowered, to 10" [25 cm]long, racemose inflorescence, with a single, acuminate bract in the middle, that is shorter than the leaves and is arising on a mature pseudobulb occuring in the late spring and summer.

Synonyms Leochilus mattogrossensis Cogn. 1912; *Oncidium lunatum Lindl. 1838; Rodriguezia lindmanii Kraenzl. 1911; Solenidium mattogrossense (Cogn.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Leochilus mattogrossensis; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 589 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 188 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing good/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Native Orchids Of Ecuador Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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