Pleurothallis hygrophila Barb.Rodr. 1877SUBGENUS Arthrosia Luer 1986 Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photos Website

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Common Name The Water Loving Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in shady and humid areas of the southeastern Atlantic rainforest in Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, fleshy, conduplicate, dark-olive green flecked with purple in hugh light leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect to slightly bent, 1.6" [4 cm] long, often simultaneously 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acianthera barbacenensis (Barb. Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Acianthera hygrophila (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Arthrosia barbacenensis (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2006; Arthrosia hygrophila (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis albiflora Barb.Rodr. 1891; Pleurothallis barbacenensis Barb. Rodr. 1881; Pleurothallis barbacenensis var. albiflora (Barb.Rodr.) Pabst 1972; Pleurothallis barbacenensis var. angustifolia (Pabst) Pabst 1972; Pleurothallis hygrophila var. elongata Hauman 1917; Pleurothallis hygrophila var. longicaulis Dutra ex Pabst 1959; Pleurothallis platysemos var. angustifolia Pabst 1956; Specklinia barbacenensis (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 2004; Specklinia hygrophila (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 1983 publ. 1984; Stelis hygrophila (Barb.Rodr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P barbacensis drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as P hygrophila; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera barbascenensis; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis hygrophila; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia hygrophila; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia barbacensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Arthrosia barbacensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Arthrosia hygrophila; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing ok

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