!Loefgrenianthus blanche-amesii (Loefgr.) Hoehne 1927

Another Angle

Plant and Flower

Photos by Dalton Holland Baptista


Common Name Blanche Ames' Loefgrenianthuis [American Orchidologist and Painter 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Brasil as a very rare, miniature sized , cool to warm growing epiphyte occuring at elevations of 1700 meters. The plant is a pendant growing, seldom branching, chain of elongating, curving, set of small, flexible, stems with a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the winter in nature on a terminal short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Leptotes blanche-amesii Loefgr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 15 # 9 1946; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 drawing/photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol III Withner 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #9 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020 photo/drawing fide