Fernandezia lanceolata (L.O.Williams) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Flowers and Plant in situ Photo by Camillo Orjuela in situ near Guasca Colombia

Deep shade ColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Lanceolate Fernandezia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with leafy, suberect to pendant stems carrying several to many, moderately fleshy, linear, submucronate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Centropetalum lanceolatum L.O.Williams 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide;