Pleurothallis chrysantha Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Photo courtesy of Piotr Markiewicz and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Closeup? - notice cupped blunt petals Photo courtesy of Noe' Chueng and Cal Photos Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey and his Abundiflora Website

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor

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Common Name The Golden Yellow Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" long [5mm]

Oaxaca Mx., 2103m elev., First crest on Puerto Escondido rd, epiphytic on oaks, common

Found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico and Oaxaca states of Mexico on sea-ward facing slopes or in humid sub-deciduous forests at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stiff, erect ramicaul carrying a single, apical, thick, rigid, sessile, oblong, obtuse apically and below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a apical, short, stiff, erect, fasciculate, [1" [2.5 cm] long, few [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe that holds the flowers close to the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera chrysantha (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera hartwegiifolia (H.Wendl. & Kraenzl.) Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003; Humboldtia chrysantha (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia chrysantha (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis aurea A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Pleurothallis hartwegiifolia H.Wendl. & Kraenzl 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 drawing; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera chrysantha; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 503 Hagsater, Soto 2002 as Acianthera chrysantha drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 507 Hagsater, Soto 2002 as Acianthera hartwegiifolia drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Acianthera chrysantha; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Acianthera hartwegifolia photo good;

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