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


Common Name The Hairy Petal Anathallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, purplish, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on up to 6, subflexuous, .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long, successively single, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with minutely echinate 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