Lankesterella ceracifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Mansf. 1940

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Amerigo Docha Neto.

Plant in situ Argentina Photo by Ricardo Luis Penz and his Orchid Website

Full shadeWarmCool Winter Spring

Common Name The Waxy Leafed Lankesterella

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found from Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Rio Grande Do Sul, Santa Catarina, Parana Brazil to northeastern Argentina in wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with small, lanceolate, light green, keeled, shiny leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, pilose, to 4 flowered inflorescence with pilose, tubular flowers

Synonyms Cladobium ceracifolium (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1920; Cladobium majus Hoehne & Schltr 1926; Cladobium oliganthum Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Lankesterella major (Hoehne & Schltr.) Mansf. 1940; Lankesterella mentiens Hoehne 1944; Lankesterella oligantha (Hoehne & Schltr.) Mansf 1940; Spiranthes ceracifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1881; Stenorrhynchos ceracifolium Barb.Rodr. 1881; Stenorrhynchos ceracifolium var. cornutum Barb.Rodr. 1881; Stenorrhynchos cornutum (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as L mentiens drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as L majus drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as L oligantha drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0241 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing not = L caespitosa; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo not; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;