Pleurothallis bidentata Lindl. 1835 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Orchid Website

Full shade Hot Warm LATERsummer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Two Toothed Pleurothallis [refers to the forked lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil on trunks in remnant gallery forests at elevations around 250 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender basally becoming thicker above ramicauls enveloped by 5 sheths and carrying asingel, apical, erect, narrolwy lanceolate, conduplicate, leathery to stiff, light olive green leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a short, .08 to .16 [2 to 4 mm] long, successively 2 to 3, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera bidentata (Lindl.) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2009; Humboltia bidentata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band I Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide