Quekettia peruviana (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Deep Shade Hot LSummer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Peruvian Quekettia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the department of Loretto Peru in low, hot rain forests with often flooded trees at elevations around 100 to 120 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by fans of imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying bilaterally compressed, linear, acuminate leavse tathblooms inthe summer and fall on an axillary, threadlike, pedunculate, paniculate, to 3 times the length of the leaves ,each branch many flowered, successively few, many floweredf inflorescence with minute, ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying minute, tubular, white flowers

Synonyms *Stictophyllorchis peruviana D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaerum Peruviarum Plate 778 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as Stictophyllorchis peruviana drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001