Gunnarella gracilis (Schltr.) Senghas 1988 Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Thin Gunnarella

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations of 150 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with almost no stem carrying 4 to 8, erect-spreading, obliquely ligulate, acute, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a thin almost threadlike, setiform, flexuous, very lax, 1 to 2 branched, strict, twice as long as the leaves, gradually elongating, 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white.

Synonyms *Chamaeanthus gracilis Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecher 1913 as Chamaeanthus gracilis drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989