Pleurothallis greenwoodii [Soto Arenas] in ed.

TYPE Drawing by Salazar & Soto and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Greenwood's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Enthusiast died 2002]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in northern Oaxaca Mexico in pine/oak forests on small trees and twigs at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a repent rhizome giving rise to an almost obsolete, terete ramicaul carrying a single, adpressed to the substrate to erect, sessile, elliptic, obtuse, lightly attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, racemose, as long as or longer than the leaf, peduncle .12 to .32" [3 to 8 mm] long, .2 to .68" [.5 to 1.7 cm] long overall, with 2 basal, infundibuliform, oblique bracts, rachis to .44" [1.1 cm] long, sublaxly, successively single, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

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

Synonyms Anathallis greenwoodii Soto Arenas & Salazar 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 519 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Anathallis greenwoodii drawing fide;