Pleurothallis minimifolia Luer 1986 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto.

TYPE Drawing of Cryptophoranthus minimus

drawing of Cryptophoranthus minimus by Cogniaux

Drawing of Cryptophoranthus minimus

drawing of Cryptophoranthus minimus by Pabst

Common Name The Small Leafed Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Brazil to the south of Minas Gerais as a mini-miniature sized, repent epiphyte with short, pale ramicauls carrying a single, apiicla, green purple spotted above, green beneath, thickly flesny, somewhat convex, obovate-oblong, acute apically, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect to erect-patent, shortly pedicellate, quite thin, somewhat flexuous, pale green, .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera minima (Cogn.) F.Barros 2002; Acianthera minimifolia (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Cryptophoranthus minimus Cogn. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:552 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as Cryptophoranthis minimus drawing fide;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab115 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as Cryptophoranthis minimus;

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

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:244 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Acianthera minimifolia;

Bradea 8: 295 F Barros 2002 as Acianthera minima;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------