Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Anathallis
Barb.Rodr. 1877
Type Species
Anathallis obovata

Anathallis abbreviated as Anat. in horticultural trade, is a genus of in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) comprised of around ninety species


The genus is distributed from Southern Mexico to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, to Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina.


This genus is distinguished by leaves that are petiolate or narrowly cuneate at the base


Keep plant in shade. Plant can be grown in intermediate to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Plants prefer high humidity.


The name is derived from the greek words ana(up) and thallein (to flower ,to sprout) refering to its successive racemes.

Species Edit

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