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Anathallis lewisiae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by JohnsonS, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. JohnsonS

    JohnsonS Active Member

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    I received this one about three or four years ago as a small six or seven-leaved plant and it has slowly grown into a plant of about forty or so leaves in that time. I believe this is the first time it has successfully flowered (it did begin to produce a bud this past winter, but I believe it was aborted). The leaves are only around 1cm in size at their largest, but show some nice texture on the surface. It produces nice-sized flowers with respect to the foliage size, which I was not expecting.

    There don't appear to be too many images of this species online, so I thought I would share this one taken recently.


    Anathallis lewisiae

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  2. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    That is a sweet little thing!
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful photo!
     
  4. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oakes Ames described that one in 1931 as Pleurothallis lewisiae. IOSPE has photos of a couple of different color morphs.

    looks like many great little plant, and I agree - great photo.
     
  5. JohnsonS

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    I have seen the photos IOSPE has. I was going by what Swiss Orchid Foundation had it listed under, which cites Anathallis as the accepted genus by the World Checklist. I'm no taxonomist and know virtually nothing about nomenclature, however.
     
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    According to Orchidwiz (which follows AOS which follows Kew) the genus du jour is, indeed, Anathallis. IOSPE does not always keep up with the latest reclassifications.

    Totally charming plant and flower, and beautifully photographed!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a wonderful little plant and flower! Thanks for the post.