Pleurothallis adenochila Loefgr. 1918 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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Drawing by Helena Ignowski and Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Tiscano and Smidt 2019

Part shadeCooltoWarm Winter

Common Name The Gland-Like Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states of southeastern and southern Brazil in primary forests on trunks, lianas and low tree branches at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, membraneous, green to brown tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, dark green, faintly conduplicate, infolded and finely attenuated to the base leaf that blooms in the mid winter through early fall on up to 4 at once, .4" [1 cm] long, successively single, to 8 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Anathallis adenochila is recognized by its vinaceous petals and lip, which have ciliated margins in the sides of lobes and swollen, glanduliform apices. The inflorescence is flexuous and provided with a successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis adenochila (Loefgr.) F.Barros 2003; Anathallis aquinoi (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia adenochila (Loefgr.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis aquinoi Schltr. 1925 Specklinia adenochila (Loefgr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 2: 55 Loefgren 1918;

Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 2: estampa 22 Loefgren 1918 drawing fide;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 35: 50 Schlechter 1925 as P aquinoi;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P aquinoi drawing ok;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:247 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera aquinoi;

Hoehnea 30: 187 F Barros 2003 as Anathallis aenochila;

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 Specklinia adenochila;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A reconsideration of Madevallia Systematics of Apoda-prrepentia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia adenochila;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing ok;

Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis adenochila drawing/photo fide;

Rodriguésia 70: e02722017 Anathallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) no estado do Paraná, Brasil Santos, Toscano and Smidt 2019 Drawing/photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis adenochilla photo fide