Pleurothallis aristulata Lindl.1859 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Plant and Flowers Photo by Oliver Lenhard

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Spiked Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a cylindrical, erect, ramicaul with a single, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, lanceolate, obtuse, imperceptively tridentate apically, laongly attenuate below intothe subpetiolate base leaf that blooms on a single, filiform, .6 to 1" " [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis aristulata (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Specklinia aristulata (Lindl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia aristulata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Anathallis aristulata; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis aristulata drawing/good