Eurystyles actinosophila (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr. 1925

Side View Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista

Deep Shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name The Shiny Leafed Eurystyles

Flower Size .1" [3 mm]

Found in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay on low tree trunks and saplings in low light and high humidity at elevations of 200 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a rosette of 6 to 8 light green, spathulate, shiny, glabrous, faintly keeled leaves that bloom in the fall on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, pendulous, pilose, 15 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in a sub-corymbose group with almost equilateral triangular bracts.

Synonyms Eurystyles bertonii (Burns-Bal., H.Rob. & Merc.S.Foster) Szlach. 1992; *Spiranthes actinosophila Barb. Rodr. 1881; Stenoptera actinosophila (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1895; Stenorrhynchos actinosophilum Barb.Rodr. 1881; Synanthes bertonii Burns-Bal., H.Rob. & Merc.S.Foster 1985; Trachelosiphon actinosophilum (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Synanthes bertonii drawing good; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photos ok; The Organ Mountains Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 photo good;