Jacquiniella leucomelana (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920

Photo by Hagsater


Common Name The White-Black Jacquiniella

Flower Size 1/16" [.025 cm]

Found from Mexico to Venezuela as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that occurs in dry oak and pine forests with heavy summer rains and dry winters with low clouds and fog, at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters with an erect, stem carrying laterally compressed. conduplicate, linear-lanceolate, imbricating leaves and blooms at any time of the year on an apical, sessile, short, one to two flowered inflorescence arising through scarious, imbricating bracts and carrying erect, successively opening flowers.

Potting in a fine medium and given moderate light cold to warm temperatures and year round moisture will ensure a healthy plant.

Synonyms *Epidendrum leucomelanum Rchb. f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Epidendrum leucomelanum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 not = J steyermarkii; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 not = J. steyermarkii; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater etal 2005 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018