Pleurothallis bocainensis Porto & Brade 1938 publ. 1940 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Bocaina Pleurothallis [A town In Sao Paulo State Brazil]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo State Brazil in humid virgin rain forests on tree trunks and branches as well as rock faces at elevations of 1300 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 dark brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, flat, lanceolate, faintly conduplicate, yellow green, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a 4.8 [12 cm] long, fractiflex, simultaneously to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis bocainensis (Porto & Brade) F.Barros & Barberena 2010; Pleurothallis pfisteri Braem & Braas 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide