Pleurothallis cryptantha Barb.Rodr.1877 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues

Full shade Cool FallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Hidden Pleurothallis [refers to the flower]

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, shortly repent epiphyte with reclining, short, pale ramicauls carrying a single, apical, heart-shaped to oval leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera cryptantha (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera juergensii (Schltr.) F.Barros 2002; Acianthera neojuergensii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1881; Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus var. grandiflorus Cogn. 1896; Cryptophoranthus juergensii Schltr. 1925; Phloeophila cryptantha (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1974; Pleurothallis cryptantha Barb.Rodr.1877; Pleurothallis neojuergensii Luer 1986;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 13 Barb Rodr. 1877;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 80 Barb Rodr 1881 as Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:324 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 86 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus drawing fide;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:324 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus var. grandiflorus;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 76 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus var. grandiflorus drawing fide;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 35: 46 Schlechter 1925 as Cryptophoranthius juergensii;

Orquideologia 9: 117 Garay 1974 as Phloeophila cryptantha;

Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus;

Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Cryptophoranthus cryptanthus drawing ok;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as P neojuergensii; ;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:243 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera cryptantha;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:245 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera neojurgensi

Bradea 8: 294 F Barros 2002 as Acianthera juergensii

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