Homalopetalum pumilum (Ames) Dressler 1964

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Common Name The Dwarfish Homalopetalum

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in San Luis Potosi, Guerrero and Hidalgo states of Mexico as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters with, clustered, small, ovate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate leaves and flowers in the summer on a slightly fractiflex, terminal, single flowered inflorescence with 5 to 6, inflated, tubular bracts .

Synonyms *Scaphyglottis pumila Ames 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976a as Sessilibulbum pumila; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto etal 2005; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide<