Brachionidium uxorium Luer & R.Vásquez 1995Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cold spring

Common Name or Meaning The Wife's Brachionidium [refers to Jane Luer wife of Carl Luer Pleurothallidinae experts current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial in loose humus with a stout, erect, occasionally branching rhizome enveloped by 3, tubular, mucronate sheaths and giving rise to stout, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 mucronate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, 5 to 7 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a mucronate bract near the middle as well as an inflated, acute, mucronate floral bract and carrying a non-resupinate, prominently red striped, white flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XII Luer 1995 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide;