Brachionidium machupicchuense N.Salinas & Christenson 2002

HOLOTYPE Photo by Norma Salinas

Common Name or Meaning The Machu Picchu Brachionidium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in central Peru at elevations of 2000 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing, ascending epiphyte with rhizomes and ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheaths and carrying elliptic-lanceolate, sharply acuminate leaves that blooms on a slender, short, erect, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, much shorter than the threadlike pedicel and ovary and carrying a non-resupiante flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 71 # 8 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007