Anathallis paula Luer & Toscano 2011 TYPE Drawing by Luer & Toscano and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Little Anathallis [refers tothe diminutive size of this species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a miniature sized epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a peduncle arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm] long, successively single, 2 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 365-366. Luer & Toscano 2011 drawing fide