Pleurothallis bohnkiana [Campacci & Baptista] comb. novo. Pfahl 2012

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

TYPE Drawing of Acianthera bohnkiana

TYPE Drawing M A Campacci

Full shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning Bohnk's Pleurothallis [Bahia Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with thin, erect, inferior section terete, apex flatteed and triangular in crossection ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, arising through a spathe, frequently fasciculate, .24" [6 mm] long, much shorter than the leaf, simultaneosuly 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to P luteola but P bohnkiana is smaller, has elliptic leaves [vs subcordate], smaller flowers with different shaped parts. Also similar to P heringeri but itis more vigorous, its flowers are on much longer, non fasciculate inflorescence and the labellum has falcate lateral lobes and a less visible mentum." Campacci and Baptista 2004

Synonyms *Acianthera bohnkiana Campacci & Baptista 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bol. CAOB 54: 60 Campacci & Baptista 2004 as Acianthera bohnkiana drawing/photo fide; * Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature note #4 Pfahl 2012