Brachionidium dentatum Luer & Dressler 1995 Photo by Kresly Pineda and The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Dalstroem and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Toothed Brachionidium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in western Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a relatively stout, occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 2 to 3, long mucronate, tubular sheaths and giving rise to stout, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2, similar sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, 7 veined, elliptical, acute, carinate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, erect, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, with a mucronate bract near the middle and an inflated, acute, mucronate floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995 drawing fide;