Paradisanthus micranthus (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr. 1918

Photo by Mauro Rosim

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden


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, attenuate into the basal petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a 14 to 18" [35 to 45 cm] long, paniculate, several [10 to 12] flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and is related to the Zygopetalinae.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide;