Pleurothallis deuterocrassapex [Luer & Toscano] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

TYPE Drawing of Anathallis crassapex by © Luer & Toscano and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Thick Tip Pleurothallis [refers to the thick tips of the floral parts]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Brazil without locality as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, linear-elliptic, acute, canaliculate, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, peduncle to .08" [2 mm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, loose, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the epdicel floral bracts.

"Superficially similar to Pleurothallis bleyensis from Paraná in the south. Both are characterized by thick, narrowly linear leaves; a ramicaul about equally long; and few-flowered racemes. The inflorescence of P deuterocrassapex is solitary and exceeds the leaf; one or a few, much shorter inflorescences are produced by P bleyensis. The petals of P deuterocrassapex are narrowly triangular and sharply acute. The lobes of the lip of P deuterocrassapex are erect and triangular, while the lobes of the lip of P bleyensis are obtuse marginal angles continuous to the base." Luer & Toscano 2011

Synonyms *Anathallis crassapex Luer & Toscano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 363. Luer & Toscano 2011 as Anathallis crassapex Drawing fide