Brachionidium dodsoni Luer 1995 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name or Meaning Dodson's Brachionidium [American Botanist - original discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in deep moss on wet, steep road embankments at elevations of 1650 to 1850 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, longitudinally veined, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, single flowered, 1" [2.5 cm] long inflorescence with a bract at the base and another below the middle that carries the single, non-resupinate flower above the leaves.

The plant photo is in situ in Podocarpus National Park, southern Ecuador.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XII Systematics of Brachionidium Luer 1995 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005