Pleurothallis cryptophoranthoides Loefgr. 1918 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Cryptophoranthae Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista, photo by Alexandre da Silva Medeiros

Common Name or Meaning The Cryptophoranthus-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Brazil in primary humid forests at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool, pendent growing epiphyte with slightly compressed apically ramicauls enveloped by 2 wide sheaths and carrying a single, apical, flat, lanceolate, conduplicate, slightly asymentrical, fleshy, dark olive green, purple beneath in bright light leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on 1 to 2, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, simultaneously to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acianthera cryptophoranthoides (Loefgr.) F.Barros 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera cryptophoranthoides; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera cryptophoranthoides photo fide