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

TYPE Drawing by Luer & Toscano and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Narrowly Acuminate Tip Petal Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, purplish, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on up to 6, subflexuous, .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long, successively single, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with minutely echinate, as long as to shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Related to P petropolitana with a longitudinal, forked callus on the lip. It is also characterized by a well-developed ramicaul, and one or more very short racemes. Most noteworthy is the tip of the petals that is attenuated into an extremely fine point

Synonyms *Anathallis pilipetala Luer & Toscano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 365. Luer & Toscano 2011 as Anathallis pilipetala drawing fide