Buchtienia boliviensis Schltr. 1929

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by A.P. Maceda and Atrium Biodiversity website

Full shadeCool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Bolivian Buchtienia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in very wet cloud forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short, ascending stem carrying in a basal rossete, elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, axillary, to 16" [65 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with imbricate, basal, lanceolate bracts and linear-lanceolate, acuminate, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying numerous, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 197; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 genus only