Sylphia cactantha is an orchid species identified by (Luer) Luer in 2006. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Specklinia cactantha.
ORIGIN: Found in Panama and Colombia at elevations around 650 to 1650 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin. tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, dark green to blue green, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, marginate, cuneate below into the indistinct, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a fascile, of congested, slender, suberect, sparsely spiculate, 1/2 to .8 [1.3 to 2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence held beyond the leaf with thin, tubular, imbricating floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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