Brachionidium quatuor Becerra 2005

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Fourth Brachionidium [refers to its being the fourth species decribed by the author within Brachionidium in the National park Yanchanga-Chemillen]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Oxapampa Province of Peru in primary forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a repent rhizome giving rise to ereft, short ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acuminate, abreuptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, short, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an as long as the ovary floral bract and carrying a nonresupinate flower.

"Similar to Brachionidium loxense but differs in the long-repent rhizome, the lateral lobes of the lip erect and the tails of the perianth more developed." Beccera 2005


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