!Braemia vittata (Lindl.) Jenny 1985

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part ShadeHotSpring

Common Name The Striped Braemia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in French Guinea, Guyana, Surinam, northern Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet forests at elevations of 50 to 500 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with ovoid, longitudinally rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, thin, lanceolate, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to several, erect, basal, thick, 9" [22.5 cm] long, densely several flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms *Houlletia vittata Lindl. 1841; Polycycnis vittata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Polycycnis vittata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as Polycycnis vittata; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Polycycnis vittata drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as Polycycnis vitata drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Polycycnis vittata drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated field guide Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as Polycicnis vittata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 3 1981 as Polycycnis vittata photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 as Polycycnis vittata drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson & Escobar Vol 1 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 12 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 drawing/photos fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #2 2006 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide