Brachionidium capillare Luer & Hirtz 1995Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Capillary Brachionidium [refers to the hair-like tails of the sepals and petals]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing repent terrestrial with a slender, branching rhizome enveloped by 3, close, tubular sheaths and giving rise to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, suborbicular, rounded, notched with an apiculum in the sinus, rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, with a thin bract near the middle and another at the base and has infundibular, mucronate floral bracts and carrying a non-resupinate flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005;