Fernandezia maculata Garay & Dunst.1972 SECTION Nasonia Photo by Alexander Zollig, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Spotted Fernandezia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru in seasonally dry cloud forests on western slopes at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths articulate to the distichous, thick, dark green leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an axillary, 1 to 2 flowered inflorecence arising from the upper leaves.

Synonyms Centropetalum punctatum (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1923; Nasonia cinnabarina Linden & Rchb.f. 1867; Nasonia punctata Lindl. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; in G.Bentham, Pl. Hartw.: 150. 1845 as Nasonia punctata; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Nasonia punctata drawing; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Nasonia punctata; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Nasonia punctata; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1972; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 384 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide