Pleurothallis aurantiaca Barb.Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindley 1859

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Drawing by Cogniaux

Full shade Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Orange Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana' states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with short, arcuate ramicauls carrying a single, apical, obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arcuate, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera aurantiaca (Barb.Rodr.) Campacci 2008; Pabstiella aurantiaca (Barb.Rodr.) Chiron 2011; Specklinia aurantiaca (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 10 Barb Rodr 1877

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:509 Martius, Cogniaux 1893

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 118 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide;

Bol. CAOB 69-70: 25 Campacci 2008 as Acianthera aurantiaca;

Bradea 14: 24 (2009 as Specklinia aurantiaca;

Richardiana 11: 133 Chiron 2011 as Pabstiella aurantuiaca;