Quekettia microscopica Lindl. 1839

Side View Of Inflorescence Photos by G Chiron and Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Microscopic Quekettia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam and northern Brazil at elevations of 140 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with solid, subterete, somewhat compressed, sulcate on one side, medim rather greyish green heavily overlaid with spots of dark purple leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a basal, filiform, terete, dark purple, .6" [1.5 cm] long, lightly branched, few flowered inflorescence with small purple bracts.

Synonyms Quekettia chrysantha Barb.Rodr. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;