!Chaubardia surinamensis Rchb. f. 1852

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Common Name The Surinam Chaubardia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in hot tropical lowlands on banks near creeks at elevations around 200 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial or semi-epiphytic orchid with small, cryptic, ovoid, lightly complanate pseudobulbs that have a vestigal or undeveloped apical leaf and lanceolate to oblanceolate, long-attenuate to the very slender conduplicate petiole, acute, articulated to the distichous, imbricating, foliaceous sheaths that blooms in winter through early spring on an erect to arching, 3 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, single flower inflorescence arising on a maturing pseudobulb with a flower held a mid-leaf height.

Synonyms Hoehneella santos-nevesii Ruschi 1945;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Hoehneella santos-nevesii drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 516 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 411 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson Vol 1 1993 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 216 Bennet & Christenson 1995 drawing 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; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2005 drawing good/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, Ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutkowski and Baranow 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;