Anathallis crassapex Luer & Toscano 2011TYPE Drawing by Luer & Toscano and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Thick Tip Pleurothallis [refers to the thick tips of the floral parts]

Flower Size

Found in Brazil without locality as a mini-miniature szied, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, linear-elliptic, acute, canaliculate, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, peduncle to .08" [2 mm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, loose, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence

This species would be better placed in Pleurothallis within my framework of the Orchidaceae but as yet it has not been described as such.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 362, 363. Luer & Toscano 2011 Drawing fide