Brachtia cochlearis H.R.Sweet 1974

TYPE Drawing Photo/drawing by Sweet and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Ear-Like Brachtia

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, compressed, ancipitous, linear-oblong pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblong-elliptic, obliquely obtuse, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, single bract above the middle, loosely racemose above, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 9: 12 Sweet 1974 photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide