Pleurothallis hymenantha Lindl. 1835 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindl. 1859

Drawing by J . Ch. Descourtilz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website


Common Name The Delicately Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil and Cuba as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with a small, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, minutely tridenticulate apically, cuneate belo into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a strict to slightly flexuous, straw colored, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 mm] long, terete, few flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf and stem.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Humboldtia hymenantha Kuntze 1891; Pabstiella hymenantha (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Specklinia hymenantha (Lindl.) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Edwards's Bot. Reg. 21: t. 1797 Lindley 1835;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia hymenantha;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:480 Martius, Cogniaux 1896;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007as Pabstiella hymenantha;

Bradea 14: 24 F Barros & V T Rodrigues 2009 as Specklinia hymenantha;