Anathallis seidelii Luer, Toscano & Baptista 2011 TYPE Drawing by Luer, Toscano & Baptista loose,

Common Name Seidel's Anathallis [Brazilian Nurseryman and Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Santa Catarina state of Brazil without locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a subflexuous, peduncle .04" [1 mm] long, racemose, to 1" [2.5 cm] long overall, successively single, 6 to 8 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 ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 16: 367 Luer, Toscano & Baptista 2011