Pleurothallis capanemae Barb.Rodr. 1881 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindl. 1859

Flower PartsDrawings By Barbosa Rodriguez, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full shade Warm MIDSummer ERALY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Capana Pleurothallis [Guilherme Schuch - Baron of Capanema, Brazilian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in low growing swampy forests on branches and trunks usually lower to the ground at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with pendent ramicauls partly covered by evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, thick, flat, leathery, olive green turning wine red in high light, lanceolate leaf that blooms in the mid summer and earlier fall on a .8 [2 cm] long, simultaneously 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera capanemae (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Tropicarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide