Anathallis dantasii Luer, Toscano & Baptista 2011 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 TYPE Drawing by Luer & Toscano and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Dantas' Pleurothallis [Brazilian Orchid collector and cultivator of species Current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphtye with slender, ascending-erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a peduncle .04" [1 mm] long, rachis to .32" [8 mm] long, a successively 6- to 7-flowered infloresence.

This species would be better placed in Pleurothallis within my framework of the Orchidaceae but as yet it has not been described as such.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 362, 364. Luer, Toscano & Baptista 2011 Drawing fide