Brachionidium lehmannii Luer 1995Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade

Common Name or Meaning Lehmann's Brachionidium [German Consul and orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with a slender, occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 2 imbricating, long-mucronate sheaths and giving rise to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 mucronate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, apiculate, 5 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, erect, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a bract near the middle and a long-mucronate floral bract and carrying a lemon yellow, 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 drawing fide;