Acianthera greenwoodii Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003 TYPE Drawing by Solano and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial Shade Cool Fall

Common Name Greenwood's Acianthera [American Botanist in Mexico 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico in pine-oak forests at elevations of 1900 to 2000 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, longitudinally channeled and winged towards the apex ramicauls with 2 internodes and carrying a single, oblong-elliptic, basally and apically rounded, very fleshy, slightly conduplicate and carinate, glaucous, green, axially sulcate and rugose on the top and smooth beneath leaf that blooms in the fall in nature and often in the mid winter and spring in cultivation on an annually successive, short, on the top of the leaf, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with funnel-shaped, truncate, mucronate, membraneous floral bracts.

CAUTION This species would fit much better within Pleurothallis within the framework that I have been using but todate has not been named as such.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 506 Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003 Drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide;

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