Pleurothallis modestissima Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859


Photos courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name or Meaning The Most Modest Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil at elevations of 1300 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, horizontal to slightly inclined, ovate to narrowly ovate, conduplicate, olive-green to purple, acute and hook-shaped apcaily leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] densely five flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe

Synonyms Acianthera modestissima (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboldtia modestissima (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera modestissima; 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 modestissima photo fide