Pleurothallis sarracenia Luer 1986 SUBGENUS Sarracenella [Luer] Luer 1986 Photo By The J & L Orchids Website


Common Name Sarrazin's Pleurothallis [Canadian Physician 1700's]

Flower Size 3/5" to 4/5" tall [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in the southeast Atlantic forest of Brazil at elevatiojns of 700 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, mat forming, creeping, warm to cool growing epiphyte in shady and humid locations with erect, succulent, closely set, short stemmed, channeled, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms on a short inflorescence that arises from the rhizome and occurs in the late winter and early spring. This species is best handled by mounting on tree fern to accomodate the creeping growth habit..

Synonyms Acianthera bragae (Ruschi) F.Barros 2003; Acianthera sarracenia (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Geocalpa pubescens (Barb. Rodr.) Brieger 1975; Phloeophila pubescens [Barb Rod.] Garay 1974; Physosiphon bragae Ruschi 1970; Physosiphon pubescens Barb. Rodr. 1877; Sarracenella pubescens (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Physosiphon sarracena drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 7 1998 photo; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera sarracenia; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Acianthera bragae photos fide