Chytroglossa paulensis Edwall 1903

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool LATEwinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Sao Paulo Chytroglossa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, small pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on often more than one, fractiflex, erect, shorter than to equal to the length of the leaves, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with cordate, triangular, acute, minutely denticulate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995