Brachionidium yanachagaensis Becerra 2005

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Yanachaga Brachionidium [A National Park in the dept of Pasco, Oxapampa Province Peru]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Oxapampa Province of Peru in primary cloud forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a repent rhizome giving rise to erect, short ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-elliptic, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, short, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bract.

"Characterized by the yellow to shiny rose colored flowers, the apices of the perianth long-tailed and a trapezoidal shaped lip with acute lateral lobes." Beccera 2005


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