Pleurothallis adenochila Loefgr. 1918 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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Part shadeCooltoWarm Winter

Common Name The Gland-Like Lip Pleurothallis

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Found in southeastern and southern Brazil in primary fprests on trunks, lianas and low tree branches at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, membraneous, green to brown tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, dark green, faintly conduplicate, infolded and finely attenuated to the base leaf that blooms in the mid winter through early fall on up to 4 at once, .4" [1 cm] long, to 8 consecutive flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis adenochila (Loefgr.) F.Barros 2003; Anathallis aquinoi (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia adenochila (Loefgr.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis aquinoi Schltr. 1925 Specklinia adenochila (Loefgr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P aquinoi drawing ok; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera aquinoi; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia adenochila; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia adenochila; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing ok; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castello Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Anathallis adenochila drawing/photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis adenochilla photo fide