!Isabelia virginalis Barb. Rodr. 1877

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Common Name The Virgin Isabella Orchhid

Flower Size 1/4" [1 cm]

An eastern Brazilian, small sized, creeping, epiphytic, cool to hot growing species growing in debris filled crevices on eroded sandstone outcroppings with a basket-like weave of fibers covering the clustered, ovoid-globose psudeobulb with a single, apical, erect, needle like, curved and flexuous, blunt leaf, that is best mounted on tree fern slabs so that it will bloom on a short, terminal inflorescence with a spathaceous bract, that has 1 or 2 waxy, long-lived, Cattleya-like flowers occuring in the late fall an winter.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 drawing fide; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 3 1998 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #2 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #8 2010 photo fide;