Bifrenaria parvula (Hook.) Rchb.f. 1862

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Common Name The Small Bifrenaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state Brazil as a small sized, cool to warm growing litho-epiphyte with clustered, oblong-conical, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms on a basal, short inflorescence enveloped by imbricating sheaths and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Colax parvulus (Hook.) Spreng. 1827; *Maxillaria parvula Hook. 1826; Maxillaria purpurescens Knowls & Westcott 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 2 Encyclias Campacci 2003;