Pleurothallis foetens Lindl. 1843 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Inflorescence and leaf Photo by Mauro Peixoto and The Brazil Plants Website

Common Name The Stinking Pleurothallis [refers to the flowers smell]

Flower Size .04" [1 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil and has foul smelling flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!

SynonymsAcianthera foetens (Lindl.) Chiron & Van den Berg 2012; Acianthera ophiantha (Cogn.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboltia foetens (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis ophiantha Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis ophiocephala Barb.Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Pleurothallis ophiantha photo hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P ophiantha drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986 as P ophiantha; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera ophiantha