Eurystyles actinosophila (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr. 1925

Side View Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista.

Deep Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Shiny Leafed Eurystyles

Flower Size .1" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil on low tree trunks and saplings in low light and high humidity at elevations of 200 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a rosette of 6 to 8 light green, spathulate, shiny, glabrous, faintly keeled leaves that bloom in the summer 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; Die Orchideen #6 21-24 tafel 7 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing hmm; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000 as Synanthes bertonii drawing good; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photos ok;

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