Brachionidium satyreum Luer 1995Drawing by Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Satyr-Like Brachionidium [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1400 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphtye or terrestrial with an erect to suberect, relatively stout, occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular, mucronate sheaths and giving rise to slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 similar sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, elliptical, acute to subacute, 7 to 9 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, .8 to 1.04" [2 to 2.6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a bract below the middle as well as an inflated, acute, mucronate floral bract and carrying a dark purple, non-resupinate flower.


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