Promenaea riograndensis Schltr. 1925 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista


Common Name or Meaning The Rio Grande Do Sul Promenaea [A state in southern Brazil]

Flower Size

Found in Rio Grande Do Sul state Brazil in wet forests as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, laterally compressed, long-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3, leafbearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect-patent, ligulate to lanceolate, acute and acuminate leaves that blooms on a thin, ascending to horizontal, glabrous, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence that is much shorter than the leaves ad has 3 to 4, apressed, lanceolate-acuminate bracts and elliptic-oval, acumiante, cymbidiforme, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 ;