Platythelys paranaensis (Kraenzl.) Garay 1977 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista Photo by Apolonia Grade and Orchidstudium

Common Name The Parana' Platythelys

Flower Size 3/8" [9mm]

Found in central western and southern Brazil as a miniature sized, cool groqwing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped partially by shortly spaced, lanceolate, acute bracts.

CAUTION I cannot be sure of this determination. Does not even come close to the only reference that I have so please use with caution.

Synonyms Aspidogyne pedicellata (Cogn.) Meneguzzo 2012; Brachystele pedicellata (Cogn.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Erythrodes paranaensis (Kraenzl.) Pabst 1956; Physurus paranaensis (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920; Platythelys pedicellata (Cogn.) Szlach. 1995; Spiranthes pedicellata Cogn. 1895; *Wullschlaegelia paranaensis Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as Physurus paranaensis drawing hmm has short sepals; Iconographia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Physurus PARANAENSIS; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes paranaensis drawing ok;