Paradisanthus micranthus (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr. 1918 Photo courtesy of Mauro Rosim

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name Paradise Flower - The Tiny Flowered Paradisanthus

Flower Size 1/2 to 3/4" [1.7 to 2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Parana' states of Brazil as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial that has small, ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaf that is attenuate into the basal petiole and blooms in the late spring and early summer on a 14 to 18" [35 to 45 cm] long, panicle that is longer than the leaves and carries several [10 to 12] flowers and is related to the Zygopetalinae.

Synonyms Paradisanthus paranaensis Barb Rodr. 1882; *Zygopetalum micranthum Barb. Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993;

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