!Warmingia eugenii Rchb.f. 1881

Inflorescence Photo by Luis Filipe Varella.

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Dave Alford.

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Common Name Eugenius' Warmingia [Danish Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This species is from the forests of eastern Brazil. It is a miniature epiphytic herb with small, tufted, conical or cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, slightly coriaceous, narrowly oblong-elliptic, obtuse, shortly petiolate leaf that requires even year round watering and needs to be on a hanging mount to accommodate the pendant, to 4 3/4" [12 cm] long, racemose, many [30] flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, brown bracts and carrying flowers smelling like hot metal.

Synonyms Macradenia eugenii (Rchb.f.) Schltr 1914; Macradenia loefgrenii (Cogn.) Schltr. 1914; Warmingia bolopetala Kraenzl. 1920; Warmingia loefgrenii Cogn. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1883 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Macradenia eugenii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Macradenia loefgrenii; AOS Bulletinn Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fideIcones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0396 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 5 1996 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 8 2001 drawing; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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