Monday, October 21, 2013
A Brazilian species, this orchid is really tiny, growing as a mat of oval leaves that are only 1.5cm, with flower spikes of 5cm and single 3cm flowers. The plant is temperature tolerant and easy to grow and can produce a mass of flowers that almost completely hide the plant itself. It is best grown mounted, and my plant, rather recently acquired is glowing on a piece of a branch. It is related to Pleurothallis and belongs to a small group of species from Central and South America.