Pleurothallis heloisae [ Jesus, M.R.Miranda & Chiron] in ed SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Plant and Flower

Photos by Francisco Jose de Jesus and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by G Chiron and Richardiana 14: 151 Jesus, M.R.Miranda & Chiron 2014

Common Name Heloisa's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Daugther of the first author current

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina states of Brazil in restinga forests at very low elevations as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, repent epiphyte with very short, branching ramicauls enveloped by 2, transluscent, membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptical to subrotund, apically obtuse, sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, arsing through a minute spathe, single flowered inflorescence.

Similar to the P barbulata group consisting of P minima, P barbulata P steinbuchiae and P involuta

Synonyms Anathallis heloisae f. camboriensis A.S.Medeiros, W.R.Campos & Pegoraro 2015; Lankesteriana heloisae ( Jesus, M.R.Miranda & Chiron) Karremans 2015; Anathallis heloisae Jesus, M.R.Miranda & Chiron 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Richardiana 14: 151 Jesus, M.R.Miranda & Chiron 2014 photo/drawing fide

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Lankesteriana escalerense