Brachtia brevis Kraenzl. 1920

Side View in situ Putumayo Colombia

Fallen tree in situ Putumayo Colombia

Photos by Jay Pfahl


Photo by Andreas Philipp

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Kraenzlin

Common Name The Short Lipped Brachtia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pseudobulb carrying a single leaf and blooms in the summer with several axillary, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, successive several flowered, complanate inflorescence with imbricating, acuminate, conduplicate floral bracts that are much longer than the ovary.

Synonyms Brassia brevis (Kraenzl.) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 Escobar 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing ok; ; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia 2014 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 2015 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide