Brachionidium gonzalesiorum Becerra 2005

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by Becerra and Arnaldoa 12: 56. Beccara 2005

Full shade Cold LATE

Common Name or Meaning Gonzales' Brachionidium [Peruvian In Laws to the plants discoverer current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with a suberect to erect rhizome enveloped by tubular sheaths and giving rise to slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, subfleshy, oblong-lanceolate, subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a slender, erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, 1.1 to 1.5" [2.7 to 3.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Similar to Brachionidium fornicatum but in the shorter leaves, the shortly single tailed synsepal, the sepals and petals rose-fuscia with yellow veins and the lip and column yellow colored." Beccera 2005


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Arnaldoa 12: 56. Beccara 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007