Promenaea silvana F.Barros & E.L.M.Catharino 1994 - 1995 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Warm to CoolLATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning Silva's Promenaea [Da Silva - Brazilaian Orchid Enthusiast ]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Bahia state, Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, compressed pseudobubls enveloped in youth by 2 to 3 deciduous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, membraneous, oblanceolate, acuimninate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, 1.8 to 3" [4.5 to 7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilense I Plate 094 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide;