Anathallis manausensis Krahl , Valsko & Chiron 2016 |SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Valsko and Anathallis manausensis (Orchidaceae, Pleurothallidinae), a new species from the Brazilian Amazon Website


Common Name The Manaus Anathallis [A Brazilian City on the Amazon River]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Amazonas state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized hot growing epiphyte with erect, short ramicauls enveloped by 1 tubular sheath and carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 3, arising from below the apex of the ramicaul, .24" [6 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, glabrous, acute floral bracts.

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): 365-3675 . Luer & Toscano 2011 drawing fide