Cirrhaea longiracemosa Hoehne 1934 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Inflorescence Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name The Long Raceme Cirrhaea

Flower Size 1.25" [3.1 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina and Parana' states of Brazil as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-oblong, clear green, glaucous, slightly tetragonal, becoming sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by pale sheaths and carrying a single, apical, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on several, racemose, limply pendant, 20" [50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as P aspera drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing good; Orquideas do Estado do Espirito Santo Ruschi 1997 drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brazil Vol 4 Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 drawing/photo fide