!Hintonella mexicana Ames 1938 Photo by Marni Turkel

Another Flower Photo by Andy's Orchids Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.

Plant and Flowers in situ in Mexico Photo by Weyman Bussey

Plant and Flowers in situ in Mexico Photo by Edouard Faria

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Common Name The Mexican Hintonella

Flower Size 3/8" [1.1 cm]

Found in Jalisco, Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos, Michoacan and Oaxaca states of Mexico on steep hillsides and arroyo in oak-pine forests or dense humid montane deciduous forests at elevations around 1500 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with minute, ellipsoid to globose, pseudobulbs with 3 to 4 basal, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, semi-terete, sulcate, conduplicate below and basally clasping leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 2 basal, arcuate, 3/4" [2 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with 1 to 6, small, slightly fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 47 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing/photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing good/photo good; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide