Acianthera hamata Pupulin & G.A.Rojas 2007

Another Angle Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Deep shade WarmCoolSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Hook Acianthera

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica without locality as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stout, erect, compressed, broadened towards the apex, triangular in section ramicaul enveloped basally by 3 slightly loose, sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to erect, coriaceous, fleshy, lanceolate, acute, tridenticulate, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a short to .26" [6.5 mm] long, uncinate, to 5 flowered inflorescence arising through a papyraceous, fugacious spathe and has an infundibuliform, acute floral bract.

This orchid would be better placed within Pleurothallis to fit my format but as yet has not been named as such. It is part of the section Sicariae if it was put within Pleurothallis.


References IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 12(1): 156., f. 1. Pupulin & G.A.Rojas 2007 drawing fide