Quekettia vermeuleniana Determann 1981

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Maarten Sepp

Common Name Vermeulen's Quekettia [Dutch Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size .1" [.25 cm]

Found in Surinam at elevations around 50 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped completely by close fitting, distichous, imbricate, grey sheaths and carrying a single, green with purple spots, compressed, grooved on one side, apical leaf that blooms in the winter on a to .4" [1cm] long, basal througha sheath, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006