Brachionidium restrepioides (Hoehne) Pabst 1975 Drawing by Hoehne

Deep shade Warm Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Restrepia-Like Brachionidium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricating, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms fall and winter on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract near the middle.

Synonyms Brachionidium dungsii Pabst 1972; Yolanda dungsii (Pabst) Brieger 1976; *Yolanda restrepioides Hoehne 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Yolanda restrepiodes; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995 drawing fide;