Rauhiella silvana Toscano 1993 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista photo by Cassio Van den Berg and Orchidstudium

Full shadeWarm

Common Name Silva's Rauhiella [Brazilian Original Cocollector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bahia, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a hidden pseudobulb carrying three linear, acute, becoming conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms on a horizontal to pendant, 2.4" [6 cm] long, 8 flowered, racemose inflorescence with distant acuminate, acute, inflated floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Rauhiella ornata F.E.L.Miranda 1992 publ. 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing/photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001