Brachionidium ingramii Luer & Dalström 1996Photo by © Francisco Tobar and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Ingram's Brachionidium [American Orchid Enthuisiast and co-collector of species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in west central Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 2 imbricating sheaths and giving rise to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute, apiculate, 5 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, .28" [7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and short, acute floral bract and carrying a resupinate flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide