Centroglossa castellensis Brade 1949 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Drawing Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Castelo Centroglossa [A town in Espiritu Santo State of Brazil]

Flower Size .4 x 3/4" [1 x 1.85 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with miniscule, elongate-oblong pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, acute, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an ascending, as long or longer than the leaf, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 ; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Espirito Santo Brasil Chiron & Bolsanello Vol 4 2014 drawing fide;