Brachionidium viridis Becerra & Catchpole 2007

Side View of Flower

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photos /TYPE Drawing by Edwin Becerra

Full ShadeColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Green Brachionidium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in cloud forests in loose mosses at elevations around 2800 meters as a medium to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with an erect rhizome, enveloped partially by mucronate sheaths and giving rise to a ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular, mucronate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, subcarnose, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 11 veined, gradually narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle .8 to .88" [2 to 2.2 cm] long, 2 flowered, second flower degenerate, inflorescence with free, funnel-shaped floral bracts and carrying a non-resupinate, not widely opening, subcarnose flower.

"Characterized by the large erect, rhizatomous plat, terrestrial or epiphytic plant distinguished from other s by the apaque green color of the flower with crimson colored bases and filiform tails or apices of the floral parts." Becerra & Catchpole 2007


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 drawing/photo fide