Jacquiniella cernua (Lindl.) Dressler 1966

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Fundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Nodding Jacquinella

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] long

Found in central and southwestern Mexico in humid pine-oak forests often in ravines and along streams at elevations of 1900 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or rarely lithophyte with terete somewhat succulent, semi-erect, erect to arcuate stems enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 3 to 6, distichous, in the upper 3/4's of the stem, terete, very fleshy, laterally somewhat compressed, rounded leaves that blooms in the later winter through mid spring on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, conduplicate, imbricate, triangular-lanceolate, obtuse bracts and triangular-lanceolate, acute, hyaline floral bracts and carrying an open to semi-open, fleshy, yellow to orangish flower becoming orange with age.

Synonyms Briegeria cernua (Lindl.) Senghas 1980; Epidendrum karwinskii Rchb.f. 1856; *Isochilus cernuus Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Dressleriaella cernua; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 593 Lopez Rojas 2002 drawing fide;