Pleurothallis hintonii L.O.Williams 1940 SUBGENUS Kraenzlinella (Kuntze) Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Hinton's Pleurothallis [American Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guerrero state of Mexico in oak forests at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, very shortly repent to caespitose epiphyte with erect to suberect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, fusiform-ovoid, semiterete, acute, sessile base leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a loose, arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, secund, 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long including the 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, few bracted peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence with an infundibular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"This species is endemic in seasonally oe dry oak forests of southcentral Mexico in it is easily identified by the stout, ovoid-semiterete, sessile leaves and a considerably longer raceme of successive flowers. The sepals are carinate and serrulate, the petals are bilobulate at the base; the blade of the lip is ovate, obtuse and bilobulate: and the claw is decurved and bilobulate at the base." Luer 1994

Synonyms Kraenzlinella hintonii (L.O.Williams) Solano 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 9: 69 L O Williams 1940 drawing fide:

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994 Drawing fide;

Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 XI Hagsater & Salazar 2002 publ 2003 as Kraenzlinella hintonii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Kraenzlinella hintonii;

Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 as Kraenzlinella hintonii photo fide;

Phytotaxa 275: 271 Doucette 2016 as Acianthera hintonii

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