Brachionidium carmeniae Luer 2010 Photo by the Biodiversity Conference webpage

Full Shade Cold Spring

Common Name Carmen's Brachionidium [Peruvian Botanist at Macchu Picchu current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru near Macchu Picchu at elevations of 3000 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial in sphagnum moss with a stout rhizome giving rise to a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 1 to 2, scurfy, mucronate, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse with a decurved apiculum, crested and lacerate veined, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, .6 [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul, with a bract near the middle and an inflated, acute floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleuorthallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide;