Jacquiniella gigantea Dressler, Salazar & García-Cruz 1992

TYPE DrawingTYPE Photo by E Hagsater © TYPE Drawing by Salazar and The Herbario AMO Website

Deep shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Giant Jacquiniella

Flower Size

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras in montane rainforests and dwarf forests at elevations of 1300 to 1650 metrs as a giant sized, cool growing, hanging epiphyte with pendent, terete, slender, straight stems carrying 1 to 6 per stem [usually 1 to 2], terete, gradually attenuate, adaxially sulcate, fleshy, dark green, punctulate with white leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence subtended by a leaf -like, apical bract and three other bracts, of which the two outermost are subequal, conduplicate, subopposite-imbricating, yellowish - brown, chartaceous, oblong- elliptic to oblong-triangular when spread, acute to acuminate, keeled dorsally along the mid-line, rugose and more or less prominently veined, the innermost much smaller and completely hidden, scarious, brown, obliquely funnel-form, acuminate and rather small and completely hidden inside the large bracts of the inflorescence, membranous, greenish-white, obliquely funnel-form , obtuse, shortly apiculate floral bracts and carrying a downward pointing, usually cleistogamous, occasionally opening but self -pollinating, odorless, somewhat fleshy flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 12(2): 145. Febrero 1992 photo/drawing fide