Cischweinfia parva (C. Schweinf.) Dressler & N.H. Williams 1970

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Another Flower

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Another Flower

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Common Name The Small Flowered Cischweinfia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in montane cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 1150 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome carrying close-set, ovate, ancipitous, smooth, light green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to several distichous, sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous and progressing smaller on each lateral leaf carrying strap-shaped leaves that gradually narrow basally into a short conduplicate petiole that blooms in the summer and early fall on a axillary, 3" [7.5 cm] long, few [1 to 2] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Cischweinfia chasei D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994 ; Cischweinfia emarginata Christenson 2003; *Miltonia parva C. Schweinf. 1945

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 as Miltonia parva; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 518 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0029 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing hmm; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 219 Bennet & Christenson 1995 as Cischweinfia chasei drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 C chasei; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 as C emarginata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 2 2003 photo; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as C popowiana photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;