Centroglossa greeniana (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1904

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Plant and InflorescencePhotos by Roberto Martins

Full shadeCoolWarmSummer

Common Name Green's Centroglossa [Gardener for the orchid enthusiast Sander 1800's]

Flower Size 3/8" [1.1 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo and Parana' states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very clustered, fusiform-oblong, dark green, longitudinally ribbed with age pseudobulbs with a few basal sheaths and carrying a single, erect, dark green, coricaeous,linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, 2" [5 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Zygostates greeniana Rchb.f 1869

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as C greeniana var aurea; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995;