Brachionidium peltarion Luer 1995Drawing by Dressler and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Little Sheild Brachionidium [Refers to the lips shape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in central Panama at elevations of 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphtye with a stout, occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 2 to 3, imbricating, 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 in the spring on a slender, erect, .64 to .88" [1.6 to 2.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a long-mucronate floral bract and carrying a yellow green, resupinate flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995 drawing fide;