Pleurothallis amandae [Campacci & Silva] in ed.

Plant and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Marcos Campacci

Full shade Warm Summer

Common Name Amanda's Pleurothallis [Daughter of the discoverer of the species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in riparian forests at elevations around 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, cylindrical rhizome giving rise to rigid, terete ramicauls enveloped in the lower 1/3 by ochre colored, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, retuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, [1.2 cm] long, racemose, shorter than the leaf, peduncle green, .08" [2 mm] long, arising through a short, acute spathe, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with off-white, triangular, short, acute floral bracts.

Similar to P dutrae but it has a larger lip with a dark violet color, smooth margins, smaller lateral lobes extending less apically, central lobe obovate and broad, the larger petals spathulate and the lateral sepals narrrower.

Synonyms *Acianthera amandae Campacci & Silva 2020

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 16 Campacci & Silva 2020 as Acianthera amandae fide

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