!Ponera juncifolia Lindl. 1831 Photos by Photo by Lowell McCabe courtesy of Jim Williams

Deep shade CoolColdFall

Common Name The Reed-Like Leafed Ponera

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte or occasional epiphyte with grass-like thin stems carrying distichous, terete, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with short pedicels.

Synonyms Hexisea tenuissima H.Wendl. & Kraenzl. 1900; Pseudoponera tenuissima (H.Wendl. & Kraenzl.) Brieger 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach as Hexisea tenuissima; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Las Orquideas del El Salvador Vol II Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Pseudoponera tenuissima; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 12(1). JULIO 1990 photo/drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide;