Cirrhaea silvana V.P.Castro & Campacci 1990

Photo by Sidney Marcal

Common Name Silva's Cirrhaea

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 300 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, conical, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, 5 veined, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendent, racemose, tetragonal, to 12 to 14" [30 to 35 cm] long overall, rachis 6 to 7" [15 to 17.5 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidaceaerum Brasiliensis I Catro Neto & Campacci 2000 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide;