Brachionidium gonzalesiorum Becerra 2005

TYPE Drawing Photo/Drawing by Becerra

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning Gonzales' Brachionidium [Peruvian In Laws to the plants discoverer current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with a suberect to erect rhizome enveloped by tubular sheaths and giving rise to slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, subfleshy, oblong-lanceolate, subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 1.1 to 1.5" [2.7 to 3.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arnaldoa 12: 56. 2005 Beccara drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007